Diabetes

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Diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to properly use and store glucose (a form of sugar). Glucose backs up in the bloodstream — causing one’s blood glucose (sometimes referred to as blood sugar) to rise too high. There are two major types of diabetes. In type 1 (fomerly called juvenile-onset or insulin-dependent) diabetes, the body completely stops producing any insulin, a hormone that enables the body to use glucose found in foods for energy. People with type 1 diabetes must take daily insulin injections to survive. This form of diabetes usually develops in children or young adults, but can occur at any age. Type 2 (formerly called adult-onset or non insulin-dependent) diabetes results when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin and/or is unable to use insulin properly (insulin resistance). This form of diabetes usually occurs in people who are over 40, overweight, and have a family history of diabetes, although today it is increasingly occurring in younger people, particularly adolescents. 

Type 1 Diabetes

Patients with diabetes have excess glucose in their blood. Glucose is essential for energy and functioning of cells but high glucose can lead to complications in long term leading diabetes to the eyes, kidneys and nerves, which could result in blindness or amputation. We specialize in the diagnosis and comprehensive management of type 1 diabetes. This includes multiple injection and insulin pump therapies, Continuous glucose monitoring, downloading glucose monitoring, carb counting classes, certified diabetes educators, screening for complications.

 

Type 2 Diabetes

Patients with diabetes have excess glucose in their blood. Glucose is essential for energy and functioning of cells but high glucose can lead to complications in long term leading diabetes to the eyes, kidneys and nerves, which could result in blindness or amputation. We specialize in the diagnosis and comprehensive management of type 2 diabetes. We aim to educate patients and families on how to comprehensively manage not just the blood glucose levels, but all aspects of their disease including complication prevention strategies.