A holistic approach to Diabetes Type 2 involves addressing the condition from multiple angles, considering not only medical interventions but also lifestyle factors, mental health, and social support systems. Here is Index Health’s holistic approach to Diabetes Type 2.  

A Holistic Approach to Diabetes Type 2.


Low-carb, plant-based diets

Exercise and Movement.

Walking, running, swimming, cycling, weight training


Consistent sleeping schedule, bedtime routine, and an optimized sleep environment

Mind-Body Therapies.

Mindfulness meditation, yoga, tai chi, and qigong

Herbal Medicine.

Bitter melon, fenugreek, cinnamon, and ginseng 


Consistent monitoring of blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels 

Education and Support.

Guidance, motivation, and encouragement from your medical team and loved ones 

  1. Diet: A balanced and nutritious diet is key to managing blood sugar levels. Integrating dietary modifications such as adopting a low-carbohydrate diet, Mediterranean diet, or plant-based diet can help improve blood sugar control. At Index, our providers can also recommend supplements like chromium, magnesium, or alpha-lipoic acid to help regulate blood sugar levels.
  2. Exercise and Movement: Regular physical activity is crucial for a holistic approach to Diabetes Type 2. Exercise helps lower blood sugar levels, improve insulin sensitivity, control weight, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications. Both aerobic exercise (like walking, swimming, or cycling) and strength training are beneficial.
  3. Sleep: Prioritizing good sleep hygiene and addressing sleep-related issues are important components of a holistic approach to Diabetes Type 2.  Establishing a consistent sleep schedule, creating a bedtime routine, optimizing the sleep environment, and seeking treatment for sleep disorders can help improve sleep quality and support better diabetes management outcomes.
  4. Mind-Body Therapies: Practices such as mindfulness meditation, yoga, tai chi, and qigong can help reduce stress levels, improve mental well-being, and enhance diabetes management by promoting relaxation and mindfulness.
  5. Herbal Medicine: Some herbs and botanical supplements, such as bitter melon, fenugreek, cinnamon, and ginseng, have been studied for their potential benefits in improving blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity. At Index, we have experienced providers who can personalize herbal treatments and provide a holistic approach to Diabetes Type 2.
  6. Monitoring: In addition to regular monitoring of blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, Index providers can prescribe a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system that can provide real-time data to help you make informed decisions about your diabetes management.
  7. Education and Support: Education about diabetes management and lifestyle modifications is crucial for empowering you to take control of your Diabetes Type 2. At Index, support from our trained healthcare providers, nutritionists, health coaches, and support team can provide valuable guidance, motivation, and encouragement throughout your personalized journey.

Am I a Candidate?

By addressing all these aspects together, a holistic approach to Diabetes Type 2 aims to improve overall health and quality of life, reduce the risk of complications, and empower individuals to live well with diabetes. At Index, we recognize that Diabetes Type 2 is not just about managing blood sugar levels but also about optimizing overall health and well-being through a personalized and comprehensive plan. Contact us at hello@indexclinic.com for further information.