Diabetes is prevalent in the U.S., with the American Diabetes Association estimating over 29 million Americans had diabetes in 2012, with another 83 million suffering from prediabetes. The majority of these cases are type 2, or
The two main types of diabetes are type 1 and type 2. Type 1, also referred to as juvenile diabetes, is less common. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin which is needed to regulate glucose in the body. This form of diabetes is usually diagnosed in childhood and is managed with insulin supplementation and lifestyle changes.
Type 2, the most common form of diabetes, is also referred to adult onset diabetes. This accounts for the majority of diabetes cases. Unlike type 1, type 2 diabetes sufferers do create insulin in their bodies. However, their body glucose levels still become too high, even with higher insulin production. These people are known as insulin-resistant and need medical and lifestyle therapy to control their glucose levels.
One of the most important aspects of managing diabetes is understanding how this disease can be controlled and how it affects other systems in the body. At My Neighborhood Primary Care, our focus is always on treating the whole person, not just the disease. Our commitment to spending the time and resources needed to care for each of our patients in a personalized, relaxed setting is ideal for treating a chronic condition such as diabetes.
Whether you have type 1, type 2 or have been diagnosed with prediabetes, we can help you find the right combination of medication, diet and other lifestyle changes to manage your diabetes. In addition, we will monitor your entire system for possible complications and issues that can arise from this disease. As with all our primary care services, we want to help you achieve the highest level of overall health while treating your chronic conditions. Come experience the difference that having a caring health team on your side can make in managing your diabetes.
Come experience the difference of personalized medical care at My Neighborhood Primary Care. Schedule your appointment today.