Diabetes Specialist Questions and Answers
Rachman Medical Group has experienced diabetes specialists, who can provide you top-notch service in managing and treating your diabetes. For more information, call us today or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 7601 Canby Ave Suite 7 Reseda, CA 91335.
Do you live in the Reseda, CA area and are looking for the best diabetes specialists in the area? Come to Rachman Medical Group today! Our highly experienced providers and staff can provide you top-notch service in managing and treating your diabetes. This chronic disease offers many challenges, but we are ready to help you meet them at our clinic.
About 30 million Americans are affected by diabetes, and it is considered to be a common health concern in the United States. Many people may not even realize they have diabetes or prediabetes because they aren’t aware of what the symptoms are related to high blood glucose levels. At our clinic in the Reseda, CA area we will help manage your diabetes to help prevent the severe complications associated with it.
What is diabetes?
Everyone’s blood contains glucose, which is a vital substance for your body to function. However, when there is regularly abnormally high blood glucose, it causes problems. There are two types of diabetes, Type I and Type II. The vast majority, nearly 90 percent, have Type II Diabetes, or when your body doesn’t produce enough insulin or your body has grown resistant to it.
Diabetes can cause the following symptoms:
- Frequent Urination
- Patches of dark skin
Over time diabetes can cause damage to the following areas of your body:
If left untreated, it can lead to blindness, and you are at a higher risk for gum disease and yeast infections.
Unfortunately, symptoms may not appear for years, and by the time they do, significant damage has already been done to the body. That’s why you should be tested from time to time to ensure you are not developing this disease. Regular physical check-ups are vital.
What are some other symptoms of diabetes?
Increased hunger isn’t uncommon as your muscles aren’t getting enough sugar to feed them since insulin isn’t being delivered to them. You may up actually lose some weight despite eating more, but this is because your body isn’t processing the glucose correctly. This causes your body to expend its stored energy. You also may experience blurred vision and ulcers.
What are the risk factors for diabetes?
When you visit Rachman Medical Group, one of the first things we will do is evaluate your risks for diabetes. We will evaluate your weight, checking for obesity which can increase your chances of it. For women, we look for the polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Family medical history and your past medical history are also great clues for us to evaluate your risk. Some of the risk factors we look for include:
- Living a sedentary lifestyle
- Being over 45 years of age
- Taking certain medications
- Having a family history of diabetes
How can Rachman Medical Group help me manage my diabetes?
Our clinic can help keep you healthy by regularly screening for the disease. Early detection combined with lifestyle changes can go a long way to stopping this disease from taking hold. We can help you manage diabetes with medication and guiding you with lifestyle changes to help prevent serious complications. These complications can include:
- Kidney failure
- Heart Attack
If you live in or near Reseda, CA and would like more information about diabetes management, contact Rachman Medical Group today! You can speak with our friendly staff at (818) 485-4517 or request an appointment online. Our state of the art clinic is open five days a week, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. We are ready to help you feel better! We serve patients from Reseda CA, San Fernando CA, Twin Lakes CA, Hidden Hills CA, and Burbank CA.