WHAT IS DIABETES?
Diabetes is a chronic health condition characterized by high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. It occurs when the body is unable to produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that regulates the metabolism of glucose. There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2.
Our diabetes center works with diabetics holistically, issues that arise can range from thryoid disorders, weight gain, diabetic nephropathy, high blood pressure and diabetic retinopathy. We believe that patients for patients with diabetes education is vital to ensure a safe and healthy lifestyle.
Type 1 diabetes
Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, is an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin.
This type of diabetes typically develops in childhood or adolescence and requires lifelong insulin therapy to manage low or high blood sugar levels.
Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes, is the most common form of the disease. It occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin or does not produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes typically develops in adulthood and is often linked to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle.
Both types of diabetes require ongoing care and management to prevent complications and maintain good health. A diabetes clinic can provide a range of services to help individuals manage their diabetes, including education on diabetes management, blood sugar monitoring, and the management of diabetes-related complications.
Even though surgery is successful in more than 90% of patients, acquiring the condition again is possible. Particularly if physiotherapy and the recovery time is not adhered to.
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Diabetes symptoms can include high blood sugar levels, frequent urination, extreme thirst or hunger, unusual weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision, and slow wound healing. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention.
Proper diabetes management involves monitoring and controlling blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and insulin resistance. Our team of specialists will work with you to develop a personalized diabetes management plan that includes lifestyle changes, medication, and monitoring to help you achieve optimal health.
Diabetic neuropathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the nerves, causing pain, numbness, or tingling in the hands and feet. Our team of specialists are highly trained in the management of diabetic neuropathy, and will work with you to develop a treatment plan that includes medications, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes to help alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life.
Thyroid disorders are common among individuals with diabetes. Our diabetes center is equipped with the latest technology to diagnose and treat thyroid disorders, including an enlarged thyroid gland and underactive thyroid.
Our diabetes center offers a wide range of services to help individuals with diabetes achieve optimal health and well-being. These services include:
- Regular monitoring and management of blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and insulin resistance
- Lifestyle changes to improve diabetes management and overall health
Medication management and adjustments
- Monitoring and management of diabetes complications such as diabetic neuropathy
- Diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders
- Ongoing support and education to help individuals with diabetes make informed decisions about their care
Our diabetes center is suitable for adults of all ages who have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus or prediabetes.
We also welcome patients who have been referred by their primary care physician or other specialists for diabetes management and diabetes-related complications. Our center is also equipped to provide care for patients who have been diagnosed with obesity, which is a major risk factor for the onset of type 2 diabetes.