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Jul 08, 2024 34 views

Diabetes is a long term condition. It is a risk factor for many of your medical conditions. You need continuous management to keep your blood sugar levels stable. Primary care providers offer you comprehensive support to manage your conditions. Dr. Akash Ferdaus, MD, our internal medicine specialist will tell you how primary care helps you with diabetes management.

Understanding Diabetes

Your blood sugar level consistently remains higher than usual when you are diabetic. This can happen because of not producing enough insulin in your body. It can be also when your body do not use insulin effectively. This medical condition can damage your heart, kidneys and nerves.

Your blood sugar level consistently remains higher than usual when you are diabetic. This can happen because of not producing enough insulin in your body. It can be also when your body do not use insulin effectively. This medical condition can damage your heart, kidneys and nerves.

Type 1

Type 1 diabetes is a condition where the body can't produce insulin. Insulin helps sugar from the food we eat to enter our cells. It gives us energy. Without insulin, sugar builds up in the blood instead of being used by the cells. This happens because of an autoimmune attack. This health issue can happen to people of any age. Usually, children and young adults get Type I. 

Type 2

It is a chronic condition where your body rejects insulin. It can also happen if your body doesn’t produce enough insulin to keep blood sugar levels normal. Usually, this condition is diagnosed in adults. However, children and young people with obesity issues also suffer from this health condition. 

How Primary Care Manage Diabetes in Brooklyn

Early Detection and Diagnosis

We review your medical record, current condition and medications in our primary care service. It is necessary to get an idea about your overall health condition. We also check your family history to identify your potential risk factors. We suggest various diagnoses to detect your conditions early. Our routine screening can help you prevent future complications. We recommend you fasting glucose tests, HbA1c levels and glucose tolerance tests. These tests help us accurately diagnose your diabetes.

Patient Education

We share information about diabetes with you to effectively manage your conditions. We inform you about the symptoms you may feel. We will also tell you about the complications of uncontrolled diabetes. Primary care doctors also advise on lifestyle modifications for effective management. Our education will help you make informed decisions about your health. 

Personalized Treatment Plans

We consider your age and overall health status to provide you with personalized treatment plans. We carefully evaluate your existing medical conditions when prescribing your medications. We may give you oral medications or insulin therapy based on your needs. Our treatment plans include dietary recommendations as well as exercise routines.

Regular Monitoring

We also recommend follow up appointments to monitor your conditions regularly. We encourage you to maintain a log of your readings. We can review your reading during your followups. This gives us an idea about your patterns and the effectiveness of our treatment plans. However not having a log is not a problem. We do reassessments of your sugar levels. This constant monitoring helps us ensure you are receiving proper treatment. 

Medication Management

We prescribe you medications depending on the type and severity of your diabetic condition.  We give you oral medicines to lower your glucose level. However, we provide insulin for severe conditions. We check the effectiveness and look for side effects of the medications through regular monitoring. We change medicines or adjust the dosage if necessary.

Lifestyle Modifications

We provide lifestyle counseling on nutrition, exercise, sleep routine and stress management. We suggest diet plans that will help keep your sugar levels low. We also refer you to nutritionists for personalized meal plans. Our advice includes physical activities too. We recommend you to do exercise for a minimum of 150 minutes each week. 

Regular body movements can also help you manage your weight. Being overweight can influence the progress of your condition. So through food and exercise you can manage your weight effectively. Proper stress management and good quality sleep are necessary for diabetes management as well. 

Managing Other Existing Conditions

Our doctors help to prevent health complications related to diabetes. We monitor and manage conditions such as hypertension, dyslipidemia (high cholesterol), and obesity. It lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke. We also prioritize kidney health. We conduct regular screenings for diabetic nephropathy. We carefully manage blood pressure to preserve kidney function. Additionally, we conduct routine eye and foot exams. We detect and treat eye diseases and nerve damage early. We ensure your overall well being. 

Schedule Your Appointment 

Akash Medical Care PLLC is your diabetes management partner in Brooklyn. Our experienced PCP provides the best treatment plan to manage this condition. We carefully listen to your health concerns and conduct comprehensive assessments. Early visits allow us to identify potential risks associated with diabetes, such as heart disease and cholesterol issues. Our treatment consists of lifestyle counseling, medication management, and other approaches. We aim at achieving your overall well being. We offer referrals to trusted specialists for advanced care. We have Spanish-speaking interpreters also for our Spanish-speaking patients. Our clinic is conveniently located in Brooklyn. Additionally, we provide remote monitoring services. It helps us to track your health from the comfort of your home with ease. Get an appointment now. We also offer walk in appointment

FAQ

What are the common symptoms of diabetes?

You can experience:

  • Increased Thirst
  • Frequent Urination
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred Vision
  • Slow Wound Healing

Can I monitor my blood sugar levels by myself?

You can use a glucometer to take readings of your blood sugar levels regularly. 

Can diet help in diabetes management?

You should eat a balanced diet to manage this condition. Consider smaller portion sizes.  Eat plenty of fruits, veggies, healthy grains, and lean proteins. Limit saturated fats, sugars, and salt.

How much sugar should a type 2 diabetic have a day?

It's important to watch how much you eat and drink. Women should aim for about 2,000 calories a day. The limit is around 2500 for men. Limit sugar to no more than 25 grams. Reduce having sugary drinks. Try to exercise moderately for 30 minutes, five times a week.  You can try brisk walking or biking.



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