Diabetes Care Treatment & Management Tomball
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body doesn’t make or use the hormone insulin properly. It causes too much blood glucose (sugar) to build up in the blood. There are 2 main types of diabetes.
Types of Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes occurs when your body doesn’t produce any insulin. It is sometimes called “juvenile diabetes” because it is usually discovered in children and teenagers, but it may appear in adults, too.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough insulin or doesn’t use the insulin as it should. In the past, doctors thought that only adults were at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, an increasing number of children in the United States are now being diagnosed with the disease, due to children being overweight or obese and are less physically active.
Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than they should be, but not high enough to officially be diagnosed as diabetes. Pre-diabetes greatly increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Common Symptoms of Diabetes
Diabetes symptoms vary in severity and frequency from person to person. Common signs and symptoms of early stage diabetes may include:
- Extreme hunger and thirst
- Unexpected weight loss
- Frequent urination
- Blurred vision
- Frequent skin, gum, bladder, or yeast infections
- Dry, itchy skin
Common signs and symptoms of Type 2 diabetes may include:
- Insulin resistance
- High blood pressure
- Cholesterol problems
- Darkening skin around the neck or in the armpits
- Yeast infections
- Absent or skipped menstrual periods in teen girls or women
When Type 2 diabetes gets worse, it can cause damage to the eyes, nerves, blood vessel, and kidneys. It is best if the symptoms above are checked early on to ensure it is not diabetes.
Diagnosis & Treatment for Diabetes
TrendHealth Clinic provides comprehensive diabetes management services in Tomball. After a thorough examination, we will test you for diabetes if we feel you are at risk. These tests will check your glucose or blood sugar levels.
While diabetes cannot be cured, our diabetes treatment center can help you manage it so you can live a long and healthy life. We recommend the following treatments for diabetes:
- Healthy diet
- Regular exercise
- Weight control
- Medication to help control diabetes
- Insulin treatment
For many patients, diabetes can be controlled with significant weight loss, diet changes, and regular exercise. We will consult and monitor your progress. If that doesn’t successfully manage your diabetes and lower your glucose levels, we will prescribe medication and then continue to monitor your progress. Success of a treatment plan centers around following a blood value called the A1c or glycohemoglobin. Together, we can check this number regularly and adjust your medication and treatment until good control of glucose is achieved.
When to See a Healthcare Provider
TrendHealth Clinics can diagnose, treat, and help monitor your diabetic symptoms. Visit our diabetes treatment provider in Tomball if:
- You show signs or symptoms of diabetes described above
- You have Type 1 or 2 diabetes and need help managing your glucose levels
- You have Type 2 diabetes and need your medication adjusted
We can help you develop a treatment plan to help you control your blood sugar levels. Because diabetes is a progressive disease, it is important that you visit us regularly for reevaluation and monitoring of your medication and blood sugar levels.
Call or Schedule an Appointment with TrendHealth Clinic
You can make an appointment with TrendHealth Clinic by doing one of the following:
Call us at 346-246-3424 to speak with one of our care managers who will be happy to schedule an appointment with one of our healthcare providers. We often have same-day and next-day appointments available.
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Schedule a TeleHealth Visit
Schedule a TeleHealth Visit from the comfort of your home in Houston or anywhere in Texas. A TeleHealth Visit is appropriate for a variety of care needs. To learn more about setting up a TeleHealth visit with a member of our care team or the types of TeleHealth Visits that are available, click here.