Diabetes Treatment Q & A
Diabetes is a disease that results when blood sugar levels in the body are too high. There are different types of diabetes that need to be treated. Type1 diabetes develops because your body does not produce insulin. Serving Patients From PDX, Portland OR, Happy Valley OR, Tigard OR, Clackamas OR, Milwaukie OR, Cedar Hills OR, Cedar Mill OR, Lake Oswego OR, Oak Grove OR, Vancouver WA, Aloha OR, Minnehaha WA, Gladstone OR, Tualatin OR, West Linn OR, Fairview OR, Oregon City OR.
Diabetes Treatment Q & A
Are you, or one of your friends or family members, among the over one million Americans who are suffering from either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes? Have you been looking for the right treatment options for your diabetes? Look no further! Our highly trained and professional doctors and medical staff at Columbia Clinic Urgent Care & Walk-in Clinic are here to help you manage and treat your diabetes or that of your friends or family members. What is diabetes? What symptoms are commonly experienced by patients with diabetes? What treatment options are available for those diagnosed with diabetes?
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease that results when blood sugar levels in the body are too high. There are different types of diabetes that need to be treated. Type1 diabetes develops because your body does not produce insulin. This type of diabetes is usually diagnosed in younger people, such as children and young adults. Type 2 diabetes is a result of your body not producing or properly using this necessary insulin. This type of diabetes can develop at any age but is most common in people that are middle-aged or older. Of these two types of diabetes the most common is Type 2. Another type of diabetes is know as Gestational diabetes which can occur in women during a pregnancy.
What symptoms are commonly experienced by patients with diabetes?
Symptoms from diabetes can vary depending on the type, and degree, of their diabetes. With Type 1 diabetes symptoms will usually appear quickly and can present severe complications. Those suffering from Type 2 diabetes may not experience symptoms as quickly. If you are suffering from Gestational diabetes then your symptoms may appear during pregnancy but can subside after your baby is born. Some of the symptoms associated with diabetes can include, increased thirst, frequent urination, extreme hunger, and unexplained weight loss. Other symptoms can include fatigue, sores that are very slow in healing, and frequent infections. Whichever symptoms you are experiencing, or a family member or friend is experiencing, our professional and caring doctors are here to help.
What treatment options are available for those diagnosed with diabetes?
A key to managing diabetes, whether it be Type 1 or Type 2, begins with attention to managing your overall health. Our doctors are dedicated to helping you and your family to manage your diabetes by means of a healthy diet, helping you in maintaining a healthy weight, and a good exercise routine. When you meet with your doctor it is important, whether it is your diabetes that is being treated or that of a family member, to have open and honest communication about diet, routines, and overall physical health. This will enable your doctor to determine the best treatment options for the type and degree of diabetes you or your family member is coping with. Treatment options could include blood sugar monitoring, oral medications, or an insulin prescription.
Do not let diabetes control you and your family. Take action today and let our skilled professionals at Columbia Clinic Urgent Care & Walk-in Clinic in the Portland Metropolitan Area help you take control. We have 5 convenient locations ready to serve you and your families diabetic needs. Visit one of our Clinics at 82nd Ave, Mall 205, Division St, Tigard, and Clackamas, OR. Our hours vary by location so be sure and visit our website to find the Columbia Clinic Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic that is right for you.