Diabetes is a common disease, but no single treatment works for all. At AM Diabetes Centers of America in Memphis, Tennessee, Kashif A. Latif, MD, and the team provide comprehensive, personalized diabetes treatment. They work closely with you, teaching you about diabetes and developing a plan that allows you to manage your diabetes with ease. For personalized diabetes treatment from a highly skilled team, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Diabetes treatment refers to the medical management of your diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how your body uses glucose, which is the main source of energy for all the cells in your body.
If you have diabetes, you have too much glucose in your blood, which damages your blood vessels and organs, leading to other health problems like neuropathy or heart disease. Diabetes treatment aims to help you maintain normal blood glucose levels to reduce your risk of complications.
AM Diabetes Centers of America provides comprehensive solutions and personalized care to any person living with or affected by diabetes or prediabetes. If you’re struggling to manage your diabetes, AM Diabetes Centers of America can help.
The type of diabetes treatment that’s best for you depends on the type of diabetes you have, your blood glucose numbers, and related health complications.
AM Diabetes Centers of America treats:
People with Type 1 diabetes no longer make the hormone insulin that helps get glucose from the blood into the cell. They must take insulin injections in order to maintain normal blood glucose levels.
People with Type 2 diabetes make insulin, but they may not make enough or the insulin may no longer work like it’s supposed to. Treatment for Type 2 diabetes may include oral medication, insulin, or lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, weight loss).
Gestational diabetes affects women during pregnancy. Treatment centers for this type of diabetes centers around diet and exercise.
Prediabetes isn’t a type of diabetes, but a risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes. The team at AM Diabetes Centers of America treats prediabetes to prevent diabetes.
No matter what type of diabetes you have, the team at AM Diabetes Centers of America customizes your plan to best fit your needs.
Medications for diabetes treatment include insulin and oral hypoglycemic medication.
Insulin serves as a replacement or supplement for your body’s insulin to help normalize blood glucose. It’s given as an injection or through an insulin pump.
If you have Type 2 diabetes, you may need oral hypoglycemic medications to help control blood glucose. These medications help your body make less glucose and improve the effectiveness of your insulin.
Nutrition, exercise, and stress management are also part of your diabetes treatment plan.
For a personalized diabetes treatment plan, call AM Diabetes Centers of America today or use the online booking button to make an appointment.