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Diabetes

Pansuriya Clinical Corporation

Internal Medicine & MedSpa located in Hampstead, MD & Westminister, MD

If you’re one of the 100 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, you can rely on the expertise of the Pansuriya Clinical Corporation board-certified doctors. At their offices in Hampstead and Westminster, Maryland, the team offers comprehensive diabetes management services, including in-office blood checks and insulin therapy monitoring. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes or are at increased risk for Type 2 diabetes, you can schedule an evaluation at Pansuriya Clinical Corporation today using the online booking feature or by calling the office nearest you.

Diabetes Q & A

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition that involves how your body processes sugar it takes in from your diet. There are four categories of diabetes that can affect both your short-term and long-term health:

Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes develops when your body doesn’t produce the insulin hormone that controls your blood sugar levels. Without insulin, your body can’t convert sugar into the energy it needs to function, resulting in chronically high blood sugar levels.

Type 1 diabetes is often diagnosed in childhood and affects your health through adulthood.

Type 2 diabetes

In Type 2 diabetes, your body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t use the insulin it produces to properly control your blood sugar levels.

Type 2 diabetes is typically the result of a poor diet, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle and can develop in both children and adults.

Prediabetes

Prediabetes is a condition where your blood sugars remain consistently high but not high enough to be considered diabetes. Without treatment, your risk for Type 2 diabetes can increase significantly.

Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a condition that affects pregnant women and causes blood sugar levels to rise throughout pregnancy. In many cases, gestational diabetes resolves on its own after the baby is born.

If left untreated, diabetes can put you at risk for long-term health complications, including nerve damage, vision loss, heart disease, and premature death.

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

Diabetes symptoms vary from one person to the next and in the earliest stages of the disease, you may not show any symptoms.

If you do have symptoms, they may include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Extreme hunger or thirst
  • Persistent dry, itchy skin
  • Unexplained weight changes

As your diabetes progresses, you may experience tingling sensations in your hands and feet due to diabetes-related nerve damage.

How is diabetes diagnosed?

Diagnosing diabetes involves a simple, in-office blood test that allows your Pansuriya Clinical Corporation doctor the opportunity to measure your blood sugar levels.

You can expect to undergo blood work for diabetes if you have symptoms of the disease. You may also need preventive diabetes screening if it’s in your family history.

How is diabetes treated?

If you have Type 1 diabetes, you’ll need daily insulin medications either in oral pill form or as an injectable. You also need to test your blood sugar regularly to ensure it’s well controlled using a convenient at-home testing kit.

When treating Type 2 diabetes, the Pansuriya Clinical Corporation team often recommends changes to your diet and lifestyle first to reduce your blood sugars naturally. These changes may include:

  • Losing weight
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Getting daily exercise

If lifestyle modifications aren’t enough to maintain healthy blood sugar levels, your Pansuriya Clinical Corporation doctor may also start you on medications and request regular blood sugar tests at home and in-office.

For help managing diabetes, call Pansuriya Clinical Corporation today or book an appointment online.