Diabetes & Metabolism Specialists
A person who has diabetes has high blood sugar. This may be due to low insulin levels or resistance to insulin. The hallmark of this chronic condition is chronic elevated glucose levels. Left untreated or poorly managed, the long term impact of diabetes on health is significant. Diabetes is associated with heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, vascular disease and limb amputations.
Symptoms of type 2 diabetes often appear gradually and may result in damage to key organs. However, we know that managing diabetes effectively can reduce the risk of some of these associated complications. That’s why it’s so important to diagnose and treat diabetes early in its course with a comprehensive approach.
Symptoms of diabetes include:
- Increased Thirst
- Frequent Urination
- Increased Hunger
- Weight loss
- Slow healing sores or frequent infections
Freeman Endocrinology avoids the “cookie cutter” approach to managing diabetes. We provide an individualized care plan focused on your needs and concerns. We work with you and your family members to ensure you understand how to manage your diabetes and recognize when you need additional assistance. We support you at all stages of diabetes. Therapeutic modalities include treatment of prediabetes, both oral and injectables as well as pumps for diabetes, including high level education for type 1 diabetes.
Our education covers a wide variety of patient needs from starting on insulin therapy to managing insulin pumps; from understanding how to monitor blood glucose with traditional glucose monitors to the use of continuous glucose monitors. We also provide information and support for patients who become pregnant and patients who face many of the common challenges of diabetes including compromised kidney function.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.