Diabetes

Almost one-third of the population in the United States has diabetes, although not everyone has been formally diagnosed. By using a special remote patient diabetes and hypertension management platform, (“protect my heart”) Camellus Ezeugwu, MD, FACC, FACP, PhD, and our team can effectively manage and control diabetes and blood pressure to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Click below to enroll in this program if you have diabetes and or high blood pressure. Book your diabetes evaluation at either clinic through the website or over the phone.

Diabetes
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Diabetes Q & A

Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when your body doesn’t have adequate levels of insulin to help blood glucose (sugar) absorb into cells for energy. As a result, blood sugar levels spike, which can damage vital organs and tissues all over your body.

Type 1 diabetes, nicknamed “juvenile diabetes,” often begins in childhood, but it can also develop later on due to pancreatitis or another serious issue. This type of diabetes occurs when your pancreas doesn’t produce insulin.

You can develop Type 2 diabetes at any point in life. Type 2 diabetes means that your body produces low levels of insulin or that your body becomes resistant to the insulin you do make.

In many cases, Type 2 diabetes is linked to being overweight and following a sedentary lifestyle. Your risk of Type 2 diabetes is also high if you have low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), which is the good cholesterol that protects your heart.

 

Whether you’ve been managing diabetes for a long time or if you’re just starting to experience symptoms of diabetes, you can undergo comprehensive diabetes management at Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center (HDPTC)

Our Team spends time evaluating your overall health and may conduct any of the following screenings:

Blood cholesterol testing
Oral glucose tolerance test
Diabetic neuropathy assessment
Random or fasting blood sugar test
Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) blood test
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) testing, such as an angiography
Our Team needs to know about all diabetes-related symptoms you’re experiencing, including numbness in your hands and feet, frequent urination, or unplanned weight loss. These tests and analyses not only help confirm diabetes, but also assess how diabetes may be affecting your heart and circulatory health.

Your diabetes management plan is designed to help you keep your blood sugar under control, prevent complications, and protect your heart health. Our Team may recommend:

Prescription medications to manage Type 2 diabetes
Insulin injections or a pump
Increased physical activity
Weight loss management
Dietary counseling
At Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center (HDPTC), you can learn to manage your diabetes and take control of your health again, so you can live a long and healthy life.

Schedule your diabetes examination at Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center (HDPTC) today. You can conveniently book an appointment either online or over the phone.