What's different here? 



Type 1 Health Northwest was established to offer the kind of personal, user-friendly diabetes care that's becoming harder to find in our big systems. 

When visits to the endocrinologist or your PCP are short and rushed, there often isn't time to unpack the nitty-gritty diabetes details. Shuffling through different providers can make it hard to develop a good working relationship. Those experiences can make you feel worse, not better.

When you work with me, you'll come to a calm, quiet office or do video or a call from home. We'll keep it positive. 

You'll learn new tools and new ways of looking at your day-to-day scenarios. You'll be able to use these strategies right away, so you can spend less time thinking about diabetes, and more time doing the things that are important to you. 

About Karen Aitken, ARNP BC-ADM

I was diagnosed with T1D on summer vacation in 1983. As someone living with Type 1 myself, I approach your care by getting to know your strengths and your lifestyle, and by meeting your challenges with understanding. I value your trust and your collaboration. 

I believe we are all trying our best, and with the right support, we can often do even better. 

 What do all those letters stand for? 

I've been an ARNP (Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner) specializing in Type 1 diabetes care since 2005, and have worked with kids and teens at Seattle Children's Hospital and with adults at Franciscan Health and Kaiser Permanente (fka Group Health). 

I also hold the BC-ADM (Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Management) credential from the American Association of Diabetes Educators, which means I routinely do extra continuing education to keep up to date on the science of diabetes care. 

Contact us to get started working together

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