Doctor To Help With Diabetes in Burbank CA
What you need to know about diabetes
Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the pancreas cannot produce insulin, or the body cannot use it effectively. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that acts like a key to let glucose from food into cells- this happens inside all of our bodies when we eat carbohydrate foods. If you can’t produce enough insulin or if your body doesn’t react well to what’s been produced, then blood sugar levels get too high and over time this damages different parts of your body (known as hyperglycemia).
The most common types of diabetes are type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Gestational Diabetes
Over time, high blood glucose leads to problems such as
- heart disease
- kidney disease
- eye problems
- dental disease
- nerve damage
- foot problems
How to Treat Diabetes
Diabetic treatment is usually threefold and requires a healthy diet, regular exercise plan, and medication. For type 1 diabetes sufferers, the medication is in the form of insulin shots while for people with type 2 diabetes oral medications are used. Diabetics need to watch their blood sugar levels as well as cholesterol or triglyceride levels using home testing on a regular basis.
Do You Need Help With Your Diabetes?
Contact our office today to see how we can help you treat your diabetes.