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Diabetes Treatment

Primary Care & Geriatrics located in Sugar Land, TX
Diabetes Treatment

Diabetes Treatment services offered in Sugar Land, TX

An estimated 37.3 million Americans have diabetes and need reliable medical care for their diabetes treatment. Primary Care of Telfair – Aaliya Amer MD offers comprehensive diabetes testing and treatment services in-office to keep your blood sugar levels well-controlled. Dr. Amer customizes treatment plans for all types of diabetes and continues to monitor your condition in the long term. Call the office in Sugar Land, Texas, to schedule a diabetes treatment consultation or book an appointment online today.

Diabetes Treatment Q&A

Why would I need diabetes treatment?

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body processes sugar from your diet into the energy you need to function.

Typically, your body produces the hormone insulin to regulate sugar levels in your blood. When you have diabetes, this process doesn’t work properly and causes blood sugar levels that are too high.

There are several types of diabetes:

Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes develops when your body doesn’t produce insulin to control blood sugar levels.

The disease occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your pancreas, the organ that produces insulin. The attack destroys the insulin-making cells.

Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes leads to high blood sugar levels when your pancreas can’t make enough insulin to control blood sugar levels, or your body doesn’t use the insulin it produces.

This type of diabetes usually results from a poor diet and a lack of exercise.

Prediabetes

Prediabetes describes blood sugar levels that are high but not high enough to be considered diabetes. Without treatment, prediabetes can progress into type 2 diabetes.

Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes describes high blood sugar levels in women during pregnancy. The condition often resolves after childbirth.

To diagnose diabetes, Dr. Amer offers blood testing services on-site. She may recommend diabetes screenings if you have symptoms of the disease or if you have a family history or other diabetes risk factors.

What happens if I don’t get diabetes treatment?

Without diabetes treatment, high blood sugar levels can cause long-term health complications and increase your risk for premature death.

Untreated diabetes can cause:

  • Heart disease
  • Kidney damage
  • Eye damage and blindness
  • Neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Dementia

You may also be at an increased risk for tissue damage in your feet that requires amputation.

What is involved in diabetes treatment?

Treatment for type 1 diabetes typically requires daily insulin to regulate your blood sugar levels.

The initial treatment for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes may involve lifestyle and diet changes to lower your blood sugar levels naturally. If these changes aren’t enough, you may also need to take medications to control your blood sugar.

To keep your diabetes well-controlled, schedule routine visits at Primary Care of Telfair – Aaliya Amer MD for blood work. Dr. Amer can also show you how to check your blood sugar levels at home.

In addition to lifestyle changes and medications, Dr. Amer may also recommend weight management services to help you lose excess pounds that can contribute to diabetes.

To learn more, call Primary Care of Telfair – Aaliya Amer MD or book an appointment online today.

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