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Diabetes

We treat all forms of Diabetes

 

What is it?

     

     Diabetes is a condition that causes a person to have an excessive level of blood sugar. The disease upsets the normal process of transferring sugar from the bloodstream into cells that need it for energy. 

Prediabetes

      Prediabetes​—a condition in which blood sugar is moderately higher than normal​—often precedes type 2 diabetes.  Prediabetes may have no obvious symptoms. Hence, this condition may go unnoticed. According to reports, about 86 million Americans have prediabetes; yet, many of them do not realize it. In the United States alone, some 90 percent of prediabetes sufferers are unaware of their condition.

Type 1

      In Type 1 diabetes, a person’s immune system attacks the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease.  Factors that can trigger an immune reaction include viruses, toxic chemicals, and certain drugs. Type 1 diabetes often runs in families so genetic makeup may also be implicated,

Type 2

      Excess body fat can be a major factor in type 2 diabetes. Experts believe that fat accumulated in the belly and waist may indicate a higher risk for diabetes. More specifically, fat in the pancreas and the liver appear to disrupt the body’s regulation of blood sugar.

Gestational Diabetes

   Diabetes can develop during pregnancy  it is called gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes affects how your cells use sugar (glucose). Gestational diabetes causes high blood sugar that can affect your health and your baby's health.

   Expectant women can help control gestational diabetes by eating healthy foods, exercising and, if necessary, taking medication. Controlling blood sugar can prevent a difficult birth and keep you and your baby healthy.

  Blood sugar usually returns to normal soon after delivery. Having gestational diabetes does put you at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Address any concerns with your healthcare provider.