Diabetes Management | Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine

Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious disease that is often brought on by an abnormally high level of sugar intake. Ideally, the disease would be treated quickly, but unfortunately, the early signs of it can be subtle. Symptoms include hunger, fatigue, blurred vision, dry mouth, itchy skin and having to urinate more often. These symptoms can lead to  problems with the heart and blood vessels, kidneys, eyes and nerves, among others. 29 million Americans have been diagnosed as diabetic while 79 million more are considered pre diabetic. Research shows that only 3-5% of cases are genetic, meaning the other 95-97% of cases are acquired because of lifestyle choices and other factors.

At Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine, we offer patients medical and non medical management of Type 2 diabetes. After a consultation with our Nurse Practitioner, blood work will be done to determine whether the patient is diabetic, pre diabetic or non diabetic. If diabetes is discovered, further testing will then determine whether the patient suffers from Type 1 or Type 2. Those afflicted with Type 1 diabetes will often be referred to a specialist, known as an endocrinologist.

Treatment for Type 2 diabetes typically include a combination of medication, lifestyle recommendations, exercise programs and physical therapy. There are many complications associated with Type 2 diabetes, including hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, foot problems and eye problems. Adhering to a treatment program is essential to managing this condition. While proper management can require much of time and effort, the proper approach can allow for a normal, active life.

Diabetes Resources:

Austin Preferred urges patients to visit the ADA, which is an excellent resource for information on the disease and assessing your level of risk. You can also refer to our Services page for more information on various techniques that may be helpful in treating your condition.

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