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Diabetes Treatment

Diabetes is the 5th leading killer of Americans in 2011, with 73,000 deaths a year. Diabetes is a disease that causes the body to not regulate glucose, or blood sugar. The health issues that occur in people who have diabetes are numerous and can effect many other organs in the body.

Treatment of Diabetes

Diabetes Stone Mountain

Healthy Food Choices

If you are diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, Dr, Ihenacho will discuss your options for treatment. You will need to have some lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, eating a healthy, low carbohydrate diet, and increasing physical activity.

Along with these life style changes, medication may be necessary to control blood glucose levels. By working with the staff at Vistas Medical Center, you can set personal treatment goals, monitor your critical health numbers, and successfully manage diabetes while preventing complications from diabetes.

If Dr. Ihenacho determines that insulin is necessary to treat your level of diabetes, you will be pleased to know that taking insulin has come a long way since the days of the past.  People used to picture giant needles that looked painful and scary. Today, the needles are very small and easy to use. Also, if Dr. Ihenacho puts you on insulin, it’s not necessarily permanent. Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, who need insulin to survive, people with type 2 diabetes use insulin as just one more tool to control blood sugar. The other changes you need to make along with the insulin help determine what happens in the long run.

Weight Loss

If you are an individual who is carrying around a lot of excess weight and considered to be obese, then losing the weight can have tremendous benefits in fighting the disease. Once the weight is gone, the insulin requirements may drop immensely – even disappear. Vistas Medical Center in Stone Mountain can help you establish your new eating healthy lifestyle and offer suggestions for increasing your physical activity. They will closely monitor your blood sugar levels. The goal is to keep diabetes and blood sugar levels under control. You don’t have to do it alone. Having a team of diabetes experts can help you to live a long and healthy life.