Nearly 1 in 4 adults are living with diabetes

Key findings from the National Diabetes Statistics Report say that in 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population had diabetes.

7.2 million Americans don't even know they have diabetes.

Are you at risk for Diabetes?

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Diabetes - What is it?

Diabetes is known as a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood (high blood glucose). High blood glucose over time damages the inside of blood vessels leading to many complications such as strokes, vision loss, heart attack, kidney damage, nerve damage. It is caused by resistance or inadequate production of insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that works like a key to open the cells so sugar can enter and be used for metabolism.

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Type 1 or Type 2 - What’s the difference?

Type 1 Diabetes

The pancreas is damaged and insulin production is almost nothing. This can be dangerous and should be treated with Insulin therapy. Since production is compromised Insulin must be replaced. Commonly occurs in young children

Type 2 Diabetes

The production of insulin is not enough, or the lock does not fit the insulin key. This is known as Insulin Resistance

Causes

  • Family History of diabetes
  • African-American, Hispanic, Native American, or Asian- American race, Pacific Islander or ethnic background
  • Being overweight is the leading cause of Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Physical stress (such as surgery or illness)
  • Use of certain medications, including steroids
  • Presence of some toxins
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Prevention - How to prevent Diabetes?

Type 2 Diabetes is a preventable chronic disease. Managing your weight through a healthy diet, exercise and other measures is the best way to prevent the onset of Diabetes.

This is beacause the lokc on the cell membrane that the insulin connects to can be optimized in shape and so able to unlocked by the insulin key.

The sooner we adopt a healthy approach to lifestyle, the more diabetes can be prevented

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Manage your Diabetes with our Lifestyle Program

Lifestyle Program
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Lifestyle

Nutrition
Exercise
Sleep Hygiene
Stress Support
Supplements

Medications

There are different classes of medications. They have different functions and can be paired up to control the blood glucose in our blood

Increase insulin production:
Ex. Glipizide
Increase insulin sensitivity:
There are several subgroups that can be combined to promote insulin sensitivity.
Eliminate excess glucose in our urine.
This is the newest group of drugs
Replacement therapy –
Insulin therapy.
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Monitoring

There are many blood glucose monitors available. The newer ones can be connected to your smartphone. Your doctor will tell you how often your sugars should be checked.

Always important to check your sugars before a meal or 2 hours after a meal. The target blood sugars vary with age but in general 2 hours after a meal your sugar should be less than 180 and closer to less than 140 in younger patients.

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