Type 1 diabetes mellitus is an autoimmune disease that attacks the beta cells of the pancreas causing destruction of insulin production.
Type 1.5 diabetes is better known as Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood (LADA), which is a slower progression of type 1 diabetes diagnosed over the age of 30.
Both type 1 and 1.5 diabetes requires daily insulin injections to survive. Currently, there is no oral medication available to treat these forms of diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease caused by insulin resistance preventing the body from using insulin properly.
The pancreas continues to make insulin, but more insulin is required to breakdown the same amount of glucose over the years, causing high glucose level.
Type 2 diabetes management requires a balance diet, routine exercise, and multiple medications to minimize risk for long term complications.
Diabetes is a multisystem disease that can cause devastation long term complications such as:
mood swings or depression,
heart attack (myocardial infarction),
kidney disease (nephropathy),
nerve damage (neuropathy),
stroke (cerebrovascular accident).
We treat comorbid diseases to minimize your risk for long-term diabetic complications. They include:
high blood pressure (Hypertension)
high cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia)
weight management (Obesity)
smoking (tobacco use)
Insulin pump is a diabetes treatment device that delivers insulin into the subcutaneous tissue to prevent high blood sugar.
Insulin pump provides flexibility for people who's activities vary from day to day.
Insulin pump can deliver insulin in small amount and increase dose precision.
Our provider is a certified insulin pump trainer and management.
Continuous glucose monitor (CGM) is a device that checks your blood glucose (sugar) level.
CGM can eliminate or decrease frequency of finger sticks.
Our provider will help you determine which CGM is best for you.
Our provider can provide training and set parameters to alert you to prevent severe high and low blood sugar level
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