Diabetes is a disease that affects about 1.5 million Americans every year. If it goes undiagnosed and untreated, you can develop more serious health complications. At Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc., in Roseville, California, Ernestina Agresti, DO, and Linda Agresti, DO, have the expertise to diagnose and treat your diabetes and offer superior care. To schedule an appointment with the team, call the office today!

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What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body processes glucose, which is a type of sugar in many types of foods. A healthy body uses its natural insulin hormone to convert the glucose into energy.

When you have diabetes, your body doesn’t produce enough insulin to affect your glucose properly. When the glucose accumulates in your body, you develop high blood sugar in your bloodstream, which can cause severe damage to your organs and tissues.

If you’re showing signs of diabetes, it’s important that you see the team at Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc., for an evaluation. They provide screening for prevention and management of diabetes to help maintain your overall health and wellness.

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

If you have any of the following symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Blurry vision
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Slow healing wounds
  • Chronic dry mouth
  • Numbness or tingling in your extremities

If your symptoms are a result of diabetes, you need to seek treatment from the professionals at Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc.

Are there different types of diabetes?

If you have diabetes, you might be diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2.

Type 1

This type is also called juvenile diabetes and is usually diagnosed during your childhood. It can also be linked to genetics.

Type 2

This type is more common and mostly found in adults who have health risk factors like being overweight and physically inactive. Type 2 is preventable with the right diet and lifestyle habits.

Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, the team at Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc., treats both conditions. If your diabetes goes untreated, you could suffer from serious health issues, such as damage to your kidneys, heart, eyes, and nerves. Diabetes can also lead to gum disease and chronic foot infections.

How is diabetes treated?

Treatment for diabetes depends on your diagnosis. Your doctor at Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc., also factors in your health history before giving you a personalized treatment plan.

Your treatment plan might include:

  • Medications
  • Healthy diet
  • Weight loss plan
  • Exercise routine

If you smoke, you will be advised to quit to get your diabetes in check. If necessary, your doctor also prescribes self-administered injected insulin shots, oral medications, and insulin pumps.

If you have diabetes or show signs of this disease, call the office or book an appointment online today.