Diabetes is a condition where the pancreas does not produce normal levels of insulin or the body can’t use insulin correctly, preventing your body from absorbing energy from food properly.
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the cells in the pancreas are not creating insulin at all or not creating it in sufficient amounts. In order to control blood sugar and assist with the processing of energy, people with Type 1 diabetes must supplement their lack of insulin with injections. Type 1 diabetes most commonly diagnosed in people under 30 years old, but it can occur at any age. While there is no cure for Type 1 diabetes, a treatment plan including insulin injections will allow you to manage your condition.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when body tissues do not properly respond to insulin, resulting in a poor uptake of blood sugar, causing blood sugar levels to remain elevated. Early diagnosis and proper medical treatment is essential for supporting long term health with Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is most commonly diagnosed in people over 40 years old, but it can occur at any age if risk factors are present. In many cases, Type 2 diabetes can be managed with a combination of diet, weight management, and exercise.
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At EveresT Men’s Health our medical providers will evaluate the reported symptoms and will complete a blood test to help confirm Type I or Type II diabetes and develop a proper treatment regimen.
If a diagnosis of diabetes is confirmed, the medical providers at EveresT will determine the best course of treatment for pre-diabetes, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes which may include a combination of medication management and lifestyle guidance depending on the degree of blood sugar dysregulation. Careful monitoring of blood sugar levels over the course of treatment will ensure that the dosing selected has achieved good blood sugar control.
If you think that you may have diabetes, don’t wait to get tested—schedule an appointment with EveresT Men’s Health today!