It is a typical body condition in which our body does not properly process food for output as energy. As a standard process, most of the food we consume is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use it for life. The pancreas, an organ near the stomach, makes a hormone called Insulin to help glucose get into our bodies' cells. The insufficient production of Insulin causes diabetes. It leads to a chronic condition associated with abnormally high sugar levels (glucose) in the blood.
We typically come across three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes (diabetes while pregnant).
Diabetes can lead to serious health complications, but at NM Family Service, we help our patients to manage diabetes with medications and lifestyle changes.
ForType 1 diabetes
We advise the application of Insulin as the primary treatment for type 1 diabetes. It replaces the hormone in your body as it is unable to produce Insulin naturally.
For Type 2 diabetes
We typically advise the regulation of diet and exercise to help some people manage type 2 diabetes. If lifestyle changes aren’t enough to lower your blood sugar, we recommend medication and lower your blood sugar in various ways.
We monitor your blood sugar level several times a day during pregnancy. If it’s high, and we feel that dietary changes and exercise may not be sufficient to bring it down. In those extreme cases, we advise Insulin to lower the sugar level, and Insulin is safe for the growing baby.
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