Diabetes is a common chronic disease that makes it difficult for your body to control blood sugar levels, or the amount of sugar present in your blood. You might not produce enough insulin to move sugar from your blood into other cells in the body, or your body may not use insulin properly. Either way, treatment with All Health Medical Group helps control your blood sugar.
With Type 1 diabetes, your body doesn’t produce enough insulin to control blood sugar. If you have Type 2 diabetes, your body doesn’t use insulin the right way. Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy, and prediabetes is a condition that happens before you develop diabetes.
Common signs and symptoms of diabetes include:
When untreated, diabetes increases your risk of heart problems, eye damage, nerve issues, kidney damage, foot problems, dementia, skin conditions, and depression.
Diabetes can occur in anyone, but some factors increase your risk of getting it. Examples include:
Adopting healthy habits, especially maintaining a healthy weight with exceptional nutrition and regular exercise, is the best way to lower your risk of developing diabetes.
Diabetes management includes treatments for diabetes that control your blood sugar, keeping it within a normal range. All Health Medical Group offers a variety of diabetes treatments for all types of diabetes, including Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes.
Your primary care specialist personalized diabetes management programs to match your needs, lifestyle, and the type of diabetes you have. They may recommend:
Healthy habits that aid in blood sugar control include weight loss, eating healthy foods, getting regular exercise and plenty of sleep, and not smoking or drinking large amounts of alcohol.
All Health Medical Group offers medical weight loss to help you reach a desirable weight and improve diabetes control.
Taking oral medications can keep blood sugar under control when you have Type 2 diabetes.
Insulin injections increase the amount of insulin in your body to control blood sugar when you have Type 1 (or sometimes Type 2) diabetes.
If you’re at risk of diabetes, have been diagnosed with it, or exhibit symptoms of diabetes, see the All Health Medical Group team. Call the office or book an appointment online today.