There are many ways of managing diabetes, and if you or a loved one is suffering from it, you’ll be able to find relief here at Town Center Family Practice. We provide diabetic and lipid management in Orange City, FL. Read on to learn more about diabetes and how we can help with managing symptoms here at our clinic.
What are the early signs of diabetes?
Some of the early warning signs of diabetes can be so mild that patients don’t even recognize them. This is very much the case with type 2 diabetes. With type 1 diabetes, symptoms are usually more severe and noticeable. Both type 2 and type 1 diabetes have some similar early warning signs, some of which include:
- Sudden, significant hunger and fatigue
- Significant thirst and more frequent urination
- Dry mouth and dry, itchy skin
- Blurred vision
Type 2 diabetes has some other symptoms and signs too, such as:
- Yeast infections (women and men with diabetes can get these)
- Slow healing of cuts or sores
- Numbness or pain in the feet or legs
- High triglycerides in the body
With type 1 diabetes, a patient might also experience unplanned weight loss and/or nausea and vomiting. With gestational diabetes, symptoms can be especially difficult to notice, but could include greater thirst and more frequent urination.
Is there any way to cure diabetes?
Today, there are no ways to cure type 1 or 2 diabetes, but there are ways of managing diabetes. It’s true that in some cases of type 2 diabetes, lifestyle changes can help a patient achieve remission, but there is no way to be certain.
Diabetes cannot be cured, but it can be controlled with professional help. With Town Center Family Practice, we’ll help you put together a management plan that could include some of the following:
- Blood sugar/glucose level management
- Diabetes medication
- Stress management and sound sleep habits
- An exercise plan to keep you fit and normalize your blood glucose levels
- A diabetes diet and eating plan
- Regular insulin shots
- Regular appointments and care here at our clinic
- Lipid management
What is lipid management?
Diabetes tends to lower good cholesterol levels and raise bad cholesterol levels. It also tends to raise levels of triglycerides in the body. This condition is known as diabetic dyslipidemia. Patients with this condition are at an increased risk for heart disease, stroke, and other serious issues, so it’s important to manage the condition properly.
Triglycerides are a type of lipid (a fatty organic molecule) in the body. By managing lipids and triglycerides in the body, a patient can lower their risk of having serious issues. There are many lifestyle changes and natural methods for lowering triglyceride levels, but it’s still important to speak with a professional about high triglyceride levels. This is because the condition could be genetic, or it could simply require professional management and medication.
Where can I get diabetic and lipid management in Orange City, FL?
You can come to Town Center Family Practice for long-term diabetic management and lipid management. Our clinic is located at 1043 Town Center Dr, Orange City, FL 32763, and you can call us at (386) 774-0188 to book a consultation with us. We’re open to patients from throughout the Orange City, DeBary, Deltona, and Deland areas, and beyond.
Our resident physicians would be happy to meet with you to discuss your needs and develop an effective management plan. We look forward to seeing you soon!