Diabetes Treatment in Plano, TX

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that hinders the body's ability to process blood sugar. When we eat food, it's turned into sugar to use as energy to fuel our bodies. Our pancreas produces a hormone called insulin that helps regulate and distribute sugar to all the cells in our body. When someone has diabetes, their body can't make enough or effectively use the insulin they produce. Diabetes affects adults, teens, and children of all ages and backgrounds. There are several types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational. If not managed properly, diabetes can lead to a wide variety of health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, glaucoma, kidney malfunction, and nerve damage. To get tested for diabetes, call Nest Family Medicine in Plano, TX to schedule an appointment with seasoned family practitioner Dr. Priti Ranjan.

causes and Symptoms of Diabetes

Diabetes can be caused by a wide variety of factors, such as genetics, insulin resistance, or obesity. There are also many factors that can contribute to the development of diabetes, including poor diet, high blood pressure, alcohol abuse, and living a sedentary lifestyle. Generally, the most common symptoms that are associated with diabetes include abnormal hunger, increased thirst, frequent urination, extreme weight loss, fatigue, vision problems, and numbness. It's important to recognize and monitor these symptoms if they develop.

Treatment for Diabetes

The first step in treating diabetes is to get tested. This is achieved with a blood test. Once we know if you have type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes, Dr. Ranjan can create a custom care plan that is unique to you. Unfortunately, there is no cure for diabetes, which is why treatment is focused on disease management. The overall goal is to regulate and get blood sugar levels under control. The good news is with proper medical care, the disease is often very manageable. Common therapies often include medication, insulin injections, weight loss programs, and nutritional counseling.

get the right care for you

Do you have a family history of diabetes or have noticed troubling symptoms? Call Nest Family Medicine in Plano, TX to schedule a health screening today. With a simple blood test, we can check your blood sugar levels to determine whether diabetes is present. We accept a vast range of health plans so please visit our insurance page to learn more.

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