Diabetes is a growing problem in the United States, with more than 30 million people already diagnosed and another 84 million considered prediabetic. At Sure Medical Care, Hertzel Sure, MD, helps his patients in Elmhurst, New York, better manage the chronic condition and avoid the potentially serious complications that are associated with diabetes. For experienced diabetes care, call or set up an appointment using the online scheduler.
Diabetes is a condition in which your body has trouble regulating the levels of glucose in your blood due to insufficient insulin or insulin resistance. There are two main types of diabetes, which include:
This form of the disease usually develops in childhood, and it occurs when your pancreas doesn’t produce enough, or any, insulin, which is the hormone responsible for regulating sugar in your blood.
This form of the disease is far and away from the most common today and can develop at any age. Type 2 diabetes stems from a growing insulin resistance in your body, leaving your pancreas unable to produce enough to overcome the resistance.
There are other types of diabetes, such as gestational diabetes, but Types 1 and 2 are the most prevalent.
Researchers have linked Type 2 diabetes to:
This list is by no means comprehensive, but it gives you an idea of some of the more common precipitating factors.
The complications that develop from diabetes can be very serious and include:
These complications are incredibly serious, and even life-threatening, which is why you need effective diabetes management services at Sure Medical.
If Dr. Sure diagnoses you with diabetes, his first goal is to regulate the levels of glucose in your system, which he can accomplish with insulin.
But it’s the work you do through lifestyle changes that can make the most difference. Depending upon your unique situation, Dr. Sure tailors a treatment plan that includes the following:
These steps — especially diet and exercise — can prevent the complications associated with diabetes, so they’re terribly important for your long-term health. With some effort on your part, as well as Dr. Sure’s treatments, you can lead an active life long into the future.
For experienced and comprehensive diabetes care, call Sure Medical Sure, or use the online scheduler.