Diabetes is a disorder that disrupts the way your body uses sugar/glucose. In order to function, the cells in our body use glucose. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into the cells. If there is not enough insulin, or if the body stops responding to insulin, sugar builds up in the blood. That is what happens to people with Diabetes.
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Cerebrovascular Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Vision Problems
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Weight loss
- Blurry vision
Diet is a crucial part of the diabetes treatment. It is important for patients to learn what to eat and how much to eat to improve their diabetes management.
Changing your diet can also help patients treat other conditions that often run with diabetes, including, obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We offer the MDE12 weight loss program that can be of significant value to patients with Diabetes.
How is Diabetes Treated?
Depending on the type of Diabetes that you have and your pancreatic beta cell reserve, diabetes can be treated using oral medications vs. injected medications. You will need to work closely with your endocrinologist to create a medication plan that works best for you.
At Miami Diabetes and Endocrinology, we are experts in treating Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes. Our comprehensive diabetes team will work with you to improve your glucose management by using the newest medications and technologies.