Diabetes: TREATMENT & CARE
What Are Diabetes?
Diabetes occurs when the level of glucose (blood sugar) in your body becomes too high. This happens because either your pancreas isn’t producing enough insulin or your body is not properly responding to it. It can affect anyone regardless of age and is usually a lifelong condition that requires medication and/or changes in lifestyle to manage effectively.
If left untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health complications such as heart disease, nerve damage, kidney failure and even blindness.
That’s why it is crucial to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly and work with your healthcare team to manage your diabetes effectively.
What Is Diabetic Care?
Healthcare providers at Paramount diagnose diabetes by checking your glucose level in a blood test.
It’s important to note that there are different types of diabetes, including Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes. Each type has its own causes, risk factors and treatment options. Therefore, it’s essential to consult with your healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.
In addition to medication and lifestyle changes, managing diabetes also involves regular monitoring of blood sugar levels, following a healthy diet and engaging in regular physical activity. Moreover, it is important to quit smoking and limit alcohol consumption as they can exacerbate the complications of diabetes.