Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes

Diabetes

Get off the Blood Sugar Roller Coaster.

Whether you are newly diagnosed with having elevated blood sugars or you are a lifetime veteran of Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, our Healthy Blood Sugar program will show you how to stop the roller-coaster swings in your blood sugars. With the support of our doctors, you can steady your glucose levels, reduce your medication and insulin intake and enjoy the same level of good health that non-diabetics have.

Your program will include a doctor’s evaluation, extensive lab testing including specific tests to see how well your body is making insulin and a customized treatment plan that will include working with a nutritionist. Our physicians may also manage and/or prescribe medications when necessary.

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, “91% of type 2 diabetes cases can be prevented by adopting healthy eating habits and lifestyle changes.” Additional medical research shows that “Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) including a medical nutrition program are better at controlling high blood sugar than medications such as metformin.” Our clinically-proven Healthy Blood Sugar program can give you the tools needed to get your blood sugars back in balance and prevent long-term health complications.

Know Your Risk For Diabetes

 

According to the American Diabetes Association, 86 million people in the US have pre-diabetes or abnormally high blood sugars but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. Over the course of a lifetime, 83% of these people will develop diabetes if they do not change their lifestyle by losing weight and getting physically active.

Of those people already diagnosed with diabetes, 90% have Type 2 diabetes, which occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the body’s cells ignore the insulin (called insulin resistance). Risk factors for Type 2 diabetes include:

  • Excess weight – especially around the abdomen
  • High carbohydrate diet (breads, pasta, rice, potatoes, junk food)
  • Symptoms such as excessive thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, frequent infections
  • Family history of diabetes

If you have any of these risk factors, or have already been diagnosed with elevated glucose, our doctors can help you get off the blood sugar roller coaster.

ARTICLES OF INTEREST:

Women with Diabetes Are Especially Prone to Developing Heart Disease–Washington Post