Diabetes can have a significant detrimental impact on your overall health and wellness, and it can be challenging to manage this common chronic health disease. Residents in and around Southlake, Texas, can rely on Elvira Jasarevic, DO, of Crescent Direct Primary Care for outstanding diabetes management services. Learn more during your personalized consultation, which you can book online or phone today.
Diabetes is a common chronic health disease that develops when your body isn’t able to produce sufficient insulin or make proper use of the insulin that is produced. There are two primary types of diabetes.
People with Type 1 diabetes have a condition where their pancreas doesn’t produce sufficient insulin. This form of diabetes is usually diagnosed during childhood, and supplemental insulin is required to survive.
People with Type 2 diabetes either can’t produce sufficient insulin or can’t properly use the insulin that is produced. This is by far the most common form of diabetes, and the statistics on this chronic health disease are on the rise.
There’s also a form of diabetes called gestational diabetes that develops in some pregnant women. This type of diabetes usually clears up after childbirth, but women with gestational diabetes will carry an elevated risk of Type 2 diabetes for the rest of their lives.
It’s important to understand that diabetes does not always present clear symptoms. In fact, many people live with the condition for many years without any idea they are diabetic.
When symptoms are present, they might include:
Because most people with diabetes do not exhibit clear symptoms, coming in for routine physicals is an essential part of understanding your risk level. Fortunately, screening for diabetes is a simple and straightforward process involving a basic blood test.
If you’re diagnosed with diabetes, Dr. Jasarevic works closely with you to create a customized treatment plan. Medications might play a role in your treatment, and you may need a combination of drugs to achieve optimal effects.
Supplemental insulin is also a common treatment approach. If you’re a good candidate for supplemental insulin, you’ll also learn how to measure your own blood glucose levels to determine how much insulin to administer.
Everyone with diabetes can benefit from targeted lifestyle modifications. Improving your diet and getting plenty of exercise can make a huge difference in your quality of life and can help avoid many of the negative health issues linked to diabetes.
If you’re curious about your risk level for diabetes or are searching for a new approach to treat your diabetes, call Crescent Direct Primary Care to book a visit. Online booking is also an option and takes just a few moments to complete.