It’s time for a different kind of diabetes care.

Whether you've lived with Type 1 for six weeks or sixty years, you know that every day is different. Technology and treatments change, and life changes. Now there's a place to get extra support and education, sharper tools, and time to talk it all through. Type 1 is uniquely challenging, and Type 1 Health Northwest understands that. 



Karen Aitken, Diabetes Care Provider in Ballard Washington

Karen Aitken, ARNP, BC-ADM

Why Type 1 Health Northwest? 

  • Expert care grounded in the latest Type 1 research
  • A comfortable office space designed for talking, not treatments, and remote visits to give you access from anywhere in Washington
  • A focus on the positive and the practical–real-world strategies for managing the day-to-day of Type 1
  • Streamlined scheduling and communication 
  • A mission to support you in feeling your best

Diabetes Care Services

Hour-long visits allow time for questions and problem-solving around any and all aspects of Type 1 management. Visits are available in my office in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, or remotely by secure video chat. 

Consultations can help you:  

  • Understand your glucose patterns
  • Become more confident in how you dose your insulin
  • Develop strategies for reducing hypoglycemia
  • Manage glucose during exercise more effectively
  • Optimize your technology: CGM, Insulin Pump Therapy, or Hybrid Closed-Loop
  • Deal with the special challenges of children and teens with Type 1
  • Adjust to a new diagnosis 
  • Transition your regimen to college or living on your own
  • Create a plan for your ideal nutrition

Visits will complement and build upon the care you get from your primary diabetes provider, whether that's your endocrinologist, ARNP/PA diabetes specialist, or your primary care provider. 


Type 1 Health Northwest

1417 NW 54th St. | Suite 444  
Seattle, WA 98107

Karen Aitken:

T  (206) 207-7680
F  (888) 975-2804




The office is located in the StudioWorks building in Ballard. There is ample free parking on the street or in the lot across the street, and a nice coffee shop downstairs.