Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes Type 2, the most common type of diabetes, affects more than 30 million people in America. Early in the disease, many people may not have any symptoms at all. After some time, symptoms start to develop to the point that patients will seek the care of a doctor or healthcare provider.
On occasion, people go without knowing (or caring) they have diabetes for so long that a single day of binge eating sugar can elevate to the point of hospitalization. This is especially true on special occasions and holidays in which eating those favorite foods increases. In some patients, blood sugar elevation is gradual. In sudden. That’s why it’s essential to have a screening test at the age of 35 to tell if you have prediabetes and treat the condition.
If you have been diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2. It’s important that you take care of your health. A controlled diabetic can live a long healthy life. How do you know if your diabetes is controlled? This is dependent on many factors such as your age and the number of health illnesses that you have. Testing your blood sugar on a daily basis once uncontrolled can help you keep your blood sugar in a safe range.
Hemoglobin A1c less than 7
Hemoglobin A1c 7 or above
How do you know if your blood sugars are controlled based on your age? We hold consultations to review your blood sugars, bloodwork, and medications to see if you are in the range you need to be in based on your age and health conditions.
If your blood sugars are greater than 7 (and you are not currently under the care of a doctor) we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our practitioners. If you want better control of your blood sugars, we can schedule a visit with our registered dietician, review your medications and blood sugars, and give you a plan in the comfort of your own home.
Insulin Therapy: A Good Thing
My doctor placed me on insulin. Now what? Don’t think of insulin as the doom of your diabetes, but as a tool in helping you feel better and relieving your organ systems.
If your blood sugars have elevated to the point of insulin therapy, it’s important to take your medications at the appropriate times to keep your blood sugars controlled. The common misconception for patients is once on insulin always on insulin. This is true for Type 1 Diabetes, but for patients with Type 2 Diabetes, you can take control of your care. With the proper medication, diet, and exercise we have assisted many people to reduce or eliminate the need for insulin therapy altogether. It is noteworthy that the success of these patients rests not with the healthcare provider, but with the motivation of the patient. There are many types of insulin, some long-acting, some short-acting. It’s important that you know how these medications work for the best control. If you don’t know how your insulin works, schedule a free visit so that we can better educate and inform you on how your diabetes medications work to control your blood sugar.
Get A Free Diabetic Visit
See us today for a free diabetic visit!! We will be happy to review your medications, how they work, and how to properly take them. If you would like better diabetic control, we will speak with you regarding your diet, and start therapy or add to your current therapy for better control. We ask that you provide three working home monitoring items for your visit.
We have a digital glucose record for you to enter your glucometer readings. If you are not technologically savvy, we ask that you contact the office or search for virtual medical care near me and our assistant will be able to enter these for you.