Diabetes. It is often referred to as the “silent” disease because studies show that one in every four people may have had it for years and don’t even know it. Symptoms often develop slowly and may not be noticeable to the individual.
At the office of The DOCS, our professionals are highly skilled at diagnosing and treating Type 2 diabetes, developing a customized treatment plan for you and educating you on the best ways to manage your condition.
Type 2 diabetes is a hormonal disorder that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. The body either resists the effects of insulin, a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells, and/or doesn't produce enough insulin to maintain a normal glucose level.”
The condition usually develops as you get older, especially after age 45. But recently, there has been increase in children and usually for the same reasons – unhealthy diet and inactivity. Signs that may indicate diabetes include increased thirst and hunger, fatigue, blurred vision, and poor wound healing. Simple blood tests will determine if you already have diabetes and how severe it is.
Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to serious and even life-threatening complications such as organ damage, blindness, heart attack and stroke. That’s why it’s important to seek consistent medical care and make healthy lifestyle changes to help keep your condition in check. Among them: adopt a healthy diet of vegetables, lean meats and whole grains; exercise regularly, don’t smoke, and take medications as prescribed.
Committed to your good health
At the office of The DOCS, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. For more information on the many services that we provide, give us a call today.
By The DOCS - Diabetes
February 19, 2020
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