Diabetes is one of the major causes of early illness and death worldwide. Type 2 diabetes affects approximately 8% of the US population and 6% worldwide. The incidence increases with increasing age and every year more people are diagnosed with the condition. Undetected diabetes may be as high as 50% in some areas and most of the time it presents no symptoms. Some studies have shown that some patients may have diabetes for up to 5 years before they are even diagnosed. Early detection of elevated blood sugars is important to prevent long-term complications from diabetes and is the key to maintaining a good quality of life. Achieving optimal control of the patient’s blood sugars minimizes the risk of heart attack, stroke, recurrent infections, kidney problems, foot ulcers, blindness, among many others.
Diet and weight loss are important components in the treatment of diabetes and being on the right medication regimen is crucial to preventing worsening of the patient’s overall health. However, diabetes medications, especially insulin, make it difficult for some patients to lose weight.
The doctors at Bella Mia Medical specialize not only in screening for diabetes but also managing your medications to treat this condition effectively and with the least amount of side effects. With our board-certified endocrinologist, we specialize in weight loss programs to help you lose weight and bring your blood sugars to goal. Every patient is unique and we try to put together a regimen that works according to the patient’s needs, lifestyle and eating patterns.
Come see us today to see how we can help you take control of your diabetes and improve your quality of life while eating healthy foods and living a normal life.