Type 2 Diabetes

Patients with diabetes have too much sugar in their blood. Recent studies have found that excellent blood sugar control is important for preventing complications from diabetes to the eyes, kidneys and nerves, which could result in blindness or amputation. We specialize in the diagnosis, ultra-treatment and prevention of type 2 diabetes in kids and adults. We aim to educate patients and families on how to comprehensively manage not just the blood glucose levels, but all aspects of their disease including complication prevention strategies.

Symptoms

Diabetes sometimes goes undiagnosed because its symptoms seem harmless. Early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes. 

  • Any of the type 1 symptoms
  • Frequent infections
  • Blurred vision
  • Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
  • Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
  • Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections

Note: Often, people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms.

Treatment

Endocrinologists treat diabetes with diet and medications, which may include insulin. In addition, they work with patients on diabetes management to optimize blood sugar control, monitor and work on strategies to prevent complications of their disease.