Proper Diabetes Care Begins with Diabetes Testing
There are different types of diabetes, but type 1 and type 2 are the most common. Both require proper diabetes care. Type 1 is usually diagnosed in children, teens, and young adults. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the pancreatic beta cells, stopping the production of insulin. Type 2 diabetes is the most common. In fact, about 95% of people with diabetes have type 2. Unlike with type 1, a person can develop type 2 at any age. While it is most associated with old age, it is also linked to excessive weight, family history, certain ethnicities, and physical inactivity.
When you are diagnosed with diabetes, you will need regular medical care from a skilled diabetes doctor. That’s where our clinic comes in. Our medical team has extensive experience in diabetes testing and treatment to manage the disease. Testing to determine if you have diabetes is the first step to helping you maintain optimal health. Usually, if your doctor notices that your blood glucose level is high, or if you start showing classic symptoms of high blood glucose, he or she will order a second test to diagnose the disease.
Managing Diabetes after a Diagnosis
Just because you are diagnosed with diabetes doesn’t mean that you can’t live normally. With a proper diet, physical activity, and, in some instances, medications, you can manage diabetes properly. Our caring and compassionate diabetes care physician is ready to create a plan specifically for you to help you live a normal life.