An estimated 1.5 million adults in the U.S are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Countless more are living with the disease, but don’t know it. Diabetes often causes no symptoms until serious health problems start to appear. At your regular wellness exam with Primary Medical Associates of Long Island, PLLC, Natalia Levinskaya, DO and Vanessa Ali-Pennock, DO screen for diabetes and many other conditions to catch them early when they’re easier to treat or manage. To schedule a thorough health and wellness assessment, call or click today.
Diabetes is a chronic health condition in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. You get glucose from the foods you eat. Insulin is the hormone that transfers glucose to your cells, giving them energy.
When your body doesn’t make enough insulin or use insulin efficiently, you can develop diabetes. There are two types of diabetes.
Other than a family history of diabetes, type 1 diabetes has no real risk factors. Type 2 diabetes has more obvious risk factors including:
Many people go undiagnosed because they don’t have symptoms. For others, symptoms of diabetes include:
After your diagnosis, your doctor creates a personalized treatment plan to manage the conditions and prevent serious diabetes-related health complications.
Diabetes treatment involves one or more of the following steps:
Dr. Levinskaya and Dr. Ali-Pennock want you to know that diabetes is manageable with a healthy lifestyle and proactive healthcare.
Call the office or book your comprehensive wellness exam today.