Learn more about the most effective solutions for managing your diabetes.
Diabetes is a serious public health issue that we cannot ignore. This chronic metabolic disorder occurs when the body doesn’t know how to properly insulin that the body produces, which results in abnormally high or low blood sugar levels. Diabetes also increases a person’s risk for amputation, foot ulcers, heart attacks, blindness and kidney failure, so it’s incredibly important that you sit down with our Eden, NC, doctors Dr. Dhruv Vyas and Dr. Ashish Shah to create a diabetes treatment plan that works for you.
Dietary and Lifestyle Changes
Lifestyle and dietary changes will play a major role in your diabetes treatment plan. Our Eden, NC, physicians can provide you with all the information you need to make these changes. Dietary and lifestyle changes often include,
- Losing excess weight, if overweight or obese
- Getting regular physical activity
- A healthy low-carb diet that’s low in sugar and processed foods
- Taking certain supplements including prebiotics and probiotics
- Getting 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night
- Finding outlets to manage stress
Dietary changes do take some trial and error, so it’s important to speak with our doctors before trying Keto or a gluten-free diet. We can provide you with the information you need on these dietary changes to make sure you are doing them properly.
How our Eden, NC, doctors manage your diabetes will depend on the type of diabetes you have. For example, medication for Type 1 diabetes involves insulin injections or an insulin pump, while type 2 diabetes will require insulin, medication or both. Patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes should also be monitoring their blood sugar daily.
If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes you may also be placed on a diabetes medication such as metformin, which lowers the amount of glucose the liver produces so that your body can use insulin more efficiently. There are also other diabetes oral medications on the market that are designed to lower blood glucose levels in different ways. Don’t hesitate to talk with our Eden, NC, doctors to find out which diabetes medications and treatments would work best for you.
By getting the proper diabetes treatment from our Eden, NC, doctors, we can reduce your risk for certain diabetes-related health complications. If you want to find out if your current diabetes treatment plan is the most effective option for you, call Eden Internal Medicine at (366) 627-4896.