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Diabetes Specialist

Aspen Medical Group, Inc. -  - OB/GYN and Pediatrics

Aspen Medical Group, Inc.

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Internal Medicine & Family Practice located in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, CA

Did you know that around 30.3 million people in the US have diabetes, and the numbers are climbing? The experts at Aspen Medical Group, Inc. in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, California, can help you find relief from your symptoms, manage your diabetes, prevent complications, and lower your disease risks. The team takes diabetes management a step further and focuses on protecting and improving your general health, wellness, and quality of life. For ongoing and exceptional support for all types of diabetes, call Aspen Medical Group, Inc., or request an appointment online today.

Diabetes Q & A

What is diabetes? 

Diabetes is a complex health condition that affects the way your body processes glucose — a type of sugar present in many foods. Insulin is a hormone produced by your pancreas. A healthy body uses the insulin hormone to convert glucose into usable energy for your body.

If you have diabetes, your body doesn’t produce sufficient insulin and can’t properly convert glucose into energy. As a result, glucose builds up in your bloodstream and leads to high blood sugar levels that can severely damage the cells, tissues, and organs of your body over time.

What are the different types of diabetes?

Diabetes is categorized into different types, mainly type 1 and type 2.

Type 1 diabetes

With Type 1 diabetes, your pancreas either produces an incredibly small amount of insulin, or it doesn’t produce any insulin. The treatment for type 1 diabetes typically involves synthetic insulin, nutrition and dietary changes, and ongoing diabetic management.

Type 2 diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, your pancreas does produce some insulin, but it isn’t enough to meet the needs of your body. Fortunately, with the help of Aspen Medical Group, Inc, and healthy lifestyle changes, dietary modifications, and weight loss, type 2 diabetes can be easy to control and might even be reversed.

Prediabetes

If you have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be in the diabetes zone, you have prediabetes. Prediabetes is a warning that diabetes might develop in the future if your blood sugar levels aren’t regulated.

What are the possible complications of diabetes?

Diabetes can increase the risk of myriad health conditions, such as:

  • Weakened immune system
  • Hearing impairment
  • Neuropathy, or nerve damage 
  • Retinopathy, which might lead to blindness
  • Kidney disease
  • Vascular and heart disease
  • Blood clots and stroke
  • Slow-healing wounds or injuries

Chronically high blood sugar levels can even prevent effective cell regeneration and prevent the proper healing of damaged cells.

Your Aspen provider regularly monitors you for any signs of these potential long-term complications as part of your ongoing diabetes management.

How can I prevent the complications of diabetes?

Your Aspen provider can help you reduce your risk for diabetic complications with effective treatments and services, such as: 

  • Diabetic diet counseling
  • Weight loss counseling 
  • Medication management
  • Personalized exercise programs
  • Annual physicals 
  • Diabetic skin checks and wound care
  • Walk-in blood sugar checks
  • Routine laboratory testing 

The right quality professional diabetes management could truly enhance your wellness and quality of life. To schedule your expert diabetes consultation, call Aspen Medical Group, Inc., or request an appointment online today.