Diabetes Management Clinic in De Queen AR, and Broken Bow, OK
Diabetes manifests in different types with distinct underlying causes and symptoms. At AmCare Clinic, our board certified Dr. Vishwanatha Nadig, MD, helps in the diagnosis and treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. We offer a wide range of comprehensive treatments for diabetes management to regulate and maintain blood sugar levels. It helps in the prevention of numerous chronic diseases, including heart disease, kidney failure, and vision loss. Get the right treatment you need today for diabetes management, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in De Queen, AR, and Broken Bow, OK.
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Diabetes, characterized by elevated blood sugar levels, is a metabolic disorder stemming from insufficient production of insulin or the body’s inability to effectively utilize the insulin it produces. Insulin, a crucial hormone, facilitates the transfer of sugar from the bloodstream into cells for storage or energy usage.
Dysfunction in this process can lead to diabetes. If left untreated, elevated blood sugar levels linked to diabetes can inflict damage upon nerves, eyes, kidneys, and other vital organs. The causes of diabetes differ according to its specific type.
The precise triggers for type 1 diabetes remain unknown. An anomaly arises where the immune system mistakenly assaults and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells located in the pancreas. While genetics could play a part in certain individuals, the potential for a viral infection to initiate an immune system attack is also contemplated.
Type 2 diabetes arises from a variety of potential genetic factors and lifestyle choices. Additionally, the presence of overweight or obesity amplifies the risk. Accumulation of excess weight, particularly around the abdominal region, enhances cellular resistance to insulin’s impact on blood sugar regulation.
Hereditary factors contribute to this condition as shared genetic traits among family members heighten susceptibility to both type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Diabetes manifests in different types with distinct underlying causes and symptoms. Type 1 diabetes is classified as an autoimmune disorder wherein your immune system erroneously targets and annihilates the insulin-producing beta cells within your pancreas. This detrimental impact is enduring.
The exact catalyst for these immune attacks remains unclear, encompassing a blend of genetic and environmental factors. Lifestyle components are generally not involved with the development of type 1 diabetes.
On the other hand, type 2 diabetes initially emerges as insulin resistance. This condition signifies that your body struggles to efficiently utilize insulin, compelling your pancreas to augment insulin output to match demand.
Eventually, the pancreas becomes incapable of sustaining this heightened production, leading to diminished insulin levels and subsequent elevation of blood sugar levels.
The symptoms of diabetes are contingent upon the degree of elevated blood sugar levels. Some individuals, particularly those with prediabetes, gestational diabetes, or type 2 diabetes, might not exhibit symptoms. However, in type 1 diabetes, symptoms typically manifest rapidly and tend to be more intense.
Among the indications of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are increased thirst, frequent urination, unintended weight loss, as well as persistent fatigue and weakness. Other symptoms may include mood fluctuations leading to irritability, blurred vision, delayed wound healing, and heightened vulnerability to infections, encompassing gum, skin, and vaginal infections.
During your consultation, an endocrinologist will inquire about your well-being, diabetes management strategies, and any challenges encountered. Essential assessments encompass blood pressure evaluation, foot examination, and analysis of blood glucose, urine, and cholesterol levels.
For those on insulin, appointments every 3 or 4 months are advised, while others can space visits at intervals of 4 to 6 months. The frequency of recommended appointments might increase during uncontrolled diabetes, the presence of complications, or the onset or worsening of symptoms.
Your doctor will scrutinize oral health for potential mouth infections, inspect your hands and feet for skin sores or infections, auscultate your heart and lungs using a stethoscope, and palpate your abdomen manually. Expect inquiries about your ongoing symptoms, family history, dietary habits, and physical activity level.
An endocrinologist will also likely request details involving your exercise routine and typical blood sugar readings, so for this reason it is crucial to provide records of your blood sugar measurements.
Diabetes management is available at AmCare Clinic. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations available in De Queen, AR and Broken Bow, OK. We serve patients from De Queen AR, Broken Bow, OK, At Wood AR, Lockesburg AR, Horatio AR, Garvin OK, Mineral Gillham AR, Eagle town OK, Golden OK, Hochatown OK, Idabel OK, and surrounding areas.
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