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Understanding Diabetes

The crux of the issue lies in the body’s regulation of a hormone called insulin. Your digestive system breaks food down into a simple sugar called glucose, which your cells use as fuel. For those with diabetes, not enough of these sugars are moved from the bloodstream to be absorbed by the body’s cells, leading to a variety of negative symptoms and, sometimes, life-altering illnesses. As symptoms increase in severity, have you wondered why you consistently feel worn out, tired, or spent? Or why wounds take an unusually long time to heal?

Failure to address type 2 diabetes can often result in more severe complications. At Colorado Medical, we offer services that increase and expand the accessibility of treatment options for those living with this condition. As medical science advances, promising new techniques are emerging to better help restore quality of life for diabetics with chronic symptoms.

What is the Most Common Treatmetn for Diabetes?

Unlike many health conditions, diabetes is something managed mostly by yourself, along with the support of your healthcare team, your family, people in your life who are close to you. Managing this condition can be a challenge, but we firmly believe that every step you take to improve your overall health is a step worth taking.

You may be able to manage your diabetes through a carefully-designed regimen of diet and exercise, or your healthcare provider may decide to prescribe pills or insulin to help manage your blood sugar and avoid potential complications. You will, obviously, still need to eat healthy and remain active while taking insulin or other medications.

It is also crucial to manage your blood pressure and cholesterol, keeping them as close as possible to the target parameters your doctor sets for you while getting routine screening and tests.

You’ll need to check your blood sugar regularly. Ask your doctor how often you should check it and what your target blood sugar levels should be. Keeping your blood sugar levels as close to target as possible will help you prevent or delay diabetes-related complications.

Stress, as much a part of our lives as it is, can also contribute to making the management of diabetes more difficult, including your ability to manage blood sugar levels and staying on top of diabetes care. Routine physical exercise, getting adequate amounts of sleep, and mindfulness exercises can help take the edge off of the most stressful parts of diabetes management. Talk to your doctor and health consultant about these – and other – ways to help manage stress.

Make regular appointments with your health care team to be sure you’re on track with your treatment plan and to get assistance with new ideas and strategies when you feel they are needed.

Whether you were just diagnosed with diabetes or have had it for some time, meeting with a diabetes consultant is a great way to get support and guidance, including on topics like:

– Developing a healthy and consistent diet plan

– Getting help testing your blood sugar levels and keeping documentation of the results

– Learning to recognize signs of high or low blood sugar and what steps to take

– Training to help you self-administer your insulation via syringe, pens, or pumps 

– Monitoring of your extremities to keep aware of neuropathy and to prevent complications related to it

– Assisting you in purchasing diabetes care supplies and advice on how to store them properly

The First Step Is Easy – Book A Consultation Today!

If you have any questions or concerns, we are more than happy to help you during a consultation–just book a hassle-free appointment. You can expect that our team of licensed professionals will be there every step of the way in your journey through diabetes management.

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Colorado Medical

Free Consultations Available.

Denver
950 E Harvard Ave #110
Denver, CO 80210

New Patients: 720-465-1200
Current Patient: 720-550-6907
Fax: 720.358.5766

Colorado Springs
1465 Kelly Johnson Blvd STE 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

New Patients: 719-300-6200
Current Patient: 719-308-2314
Fax: 720.358.5766