Why is treating your diabetes important?
Your doctor may recommend testing for diabetes if you have certain risk factors that predispose you to this chronic condition, or if you are experiencing symptoms of Type II diabetes. Since diabetes can lead to some serious and potentially life-threatening health complications, it’s important that you see your doctor right away if you believe you might have diabetes. While diabetes cannot be cured, our team can help you get your blood sugar in check with a healthy lifestyle and medication. If you are diagnosed with diabetes, here are some of the ways our doctors here at Eden Internal Medicine will treat it.
Type 1 Diabetes
Also referred to as juvenile diabetes, Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas either doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t make any insulin, which is a necessary hormone for using blood sugar for energy so it doesn’t buildup in the bloodstream. Since the pancreas is not producing enough insulin, the first thing we need to do is to provide you with injectable insulin or continuous insulin pump.
There are five different kinds of injectable insulin, and we can help you determine the one that’s right for you. After all, we tailor each diabetic treatment plan to meet the unique needs of our patients and we can make adjustments to your treatment to ensure that you get your Type 1 diabetes under control. The timing of your insulin throughout the day will depend on your activity level and your diet.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes can be diagnosed at any point in time in a person’s life, but you’ll be happy to hear that some people are able to maintain normal blood sugar levels by simply improving their diet and exercising regularly. Lifestyle adjustments such as these may be all you need; however, some people with Type 2 diabetes will still require insulin medication.
Along with medication and a healthy lifestyle, your doctor may also recommend alternative therapies such as vitamins and supplements, that can help to control blood sugar levels.
If you have questions about how to get your diabetes under control, the medical team at Eden Internal Medicine can provide you with the answers you’re looking for. Call us today at (336) 627-4896 to schedule an appointment.