Diabetes is one of the most common conditions in the United States today, affecting more than 26 million people. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to numerous other health problems. At Bharmal Internal Medicine, we are committed to providing each and every patient with a comprehensive healthcare plan that addresses top concerns, including diabetes. When you receive a diabetes diagnosis, a completely new attitude and way of living must be adopted. Dr. Hujefa Vora and his entire team of medical professionals believe in education and empowering patients to learn how to effectively manage their diabetes. With our help, you will be able to live an active, healthy lifestyle with diabetes.
We are here to help you manage and better understand your diabetes with the end goal of maintaining great health. The long-term care plan for individuals with diabetes will vary, depending on the person, type of diabetes, and overall health. We encourage our diabetics see their primary care provider every three to four months. It is our goal to provide you with the tools you need to effectively manage diabetes and live life to the fullest. Unlike most other PCPs, Dr. Vora will be with you throughout every stage. Whether you are in need of a routine insulin shot at our office or find yourself in the hospital, Dr. Vora will be there. This is unique, as most PCPs hand their patients over to other doctors when they are in the hospital or a different healthcare setting. Together with an in-house nurse practitioner, we are able to function as a medical hub, treating all your needs. Your health is just as important to us as it is to you, which is why we strive to educate you and help you address any concerns you may have right away.
Diabetes is a common condition that impacts how your body breaks down and uses the food you eat for energy. Individuals who are diagnosed with diabetes often have issues with making and using the hormone called insulin.
Once you receive a diabetes diagnosis, we will work with you to come up with the best treatment plan moving forward. For some people, this means taking a
pill every day, whereas others may require insulin shots. There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Individuals with type 1
diabetes may display the following warning signs:
- Frequent urination
- Unusual thirst
- Extreme hunger
- Unexplained weight loss
- Extreme fatigue and irritability
This is the lesser common type of diabetes, affecting 1.5 to 3 million Americans. Type 2 diabetes, on the other hand, makes up 90 percent of all diabetes cases. People with type 2 diabetes cannot make up enough insulin on their own, which can be managed with different food choices, exercise, and medication. The warning signs of type 2 diabetes include:
- All the symptoms mentioned for type 1
- Change in vision
- Tingling or numbness in legs, feet, or skin
- Itchy skin or frequent skin, vaginal, and urinary tract infections
To learn more about how Dr. Vora at Bharmal Internal Medicine can help you manage your diabetes, please give us a call and schedule an appointment today. We are dedicated to your health and will work closely with you to find the right solutions and lifestyle changes for your needs.