Whether you are a confirmed diabetic or you feel that you may be experiencing symptoms relevant to being a potential diabetic, our diabetic specialists are here to assist you. With so much misinformation in the medical industry and on the internet regarding the proper treatment of diabetes, it is vital that you seek proper medical attention and guidance. We believe strongly that with proper care, you can live a long and happy life just as non-diabetics enjoy. Our diabetes specialists will provide you with a personal plan of action to not only maintain your health, but to get you feeling better than you have in recent past.

Diabetes Test and Diagnosis

After the age of 45, physicians typically recommend being screened for diabetes every three years or so.  In some cases, our physicians may recommend testing even earlier if he or she deems you may be at greater risk of developing diabetic related symptoms.  Common symptoms may include the following:

  • BMI Higher than 25
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • History of PCOS
  • High Cholesterol
  • History of Heart Disease
  • Close Relatives with Diabetes
  • Birth Delivery with Child Over
  • Development of Diabetes During Pregnancy

There are a number of tests that can and will likely be performed to determine whether you are a diabetic or not.  The glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test is the most accurate in determining your average level of blood sugar over the previous 90 days.  It is one of the most widely used tests and offers a comprehensive view of your blood sugar levels.  Depending on the results, our diabetic specialists may confirm particular results with other tests as well.  Other options for further testing includes a fasting blood sugar test and oral glucose tests.

Upon testing, our diabetes specialists will read the results and inform you of proper treatment when necessary.  If you suspect that you have type 1 diabetes, your urine can be tested to discover whether ketones are present.  Ketones are a byproduct of muscle and fat being used as fuel that is a result of there being inefficient insulin present in the body.  A test may be conducted to find out if any autoantibodies are present in your system, which are cells of the immune system that attack your body.

Conquer Diabetes Today

Lifespan leads the charge against diabetic symptoms and is here to help you conquer your conditions with our team of diabetic specialists and medical professionals.

Diabetes Care and Education

Effective education about diabetes is essential to managing your condition successfully. Upon your first visit, our diabetes specialists will equip you with plenty of resources to educate yourself on the proper nutrition, the causes of diabetes, and why it is critical to take this challenge with seriousness. This information is essential to your success long-term.

While our diabetes specialists will give specific guidelines on your diet, there is no specific diet that works perfectly for everyone. Therefore, you will be heavily encouraged to chart your daily eating habits while testing your glucose levels in a proper time frame in order to identify a unique diet for your body. We typically begin with a baseline diabetic diet and work from there.

Listening and abiding by these guidelines are essential. We will provide you with all the guidance necessary for you to manage your condition so that you may live a productive and happy life. Our diabetic specialists have a strong passion to not only help you manage your condition, but to help you conquer these challenges as naturally as possible. It is ultimately up to you to follow through on this journey, but our specialists will provide you with the roadmap to success.

Our Diabetes Clinic

Our diabetic clinic has highly experienced diabetes specialists who will help you treat and manage your condition.  A treatment for diabetes constantly changes as your needs change.  For example, we may prescribe insulin for the first couple of months to get your blood sugar levels to reasonable levels, but then have the option of cutting back or removing insulin dependency completely upon testing.

Our diabetes doctors will be by your side every step of the way, providing medical treatment and services as well as guidance and advice you need to manage your condition effectively.