Diabetes affects more than 30 million Americans, but the AZZ Medical Associates team helps manage this common condition to prevent serious complications, such as congestive heart failure. The practice helps to manage both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and they have offices in Old Bridge, Brick Township, Hamilton Township, and Ewing, New Jersey. Get expert medical care today by calling AZZ Medical Associates or booking a consultation online.
Diabetes occurs when your pancreas doesn't produce insulin, or your body doesn't use the insulin produced properly. The first condition is type 1 diabetes, while the second is type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes can affect almost every aspect of your health. Managing your blood sugar may prevent health problems like heart disease, stroke, and nerve damage that can occur when you have diabetes.
People who have type 1 diabetes have a problem with their immune systems. This condition causes the body to attack the cells that create insulin. If you have type 1 diabetes, you'll need to take medication to replace the lost insulin and regulate your blood sugar.
Having type 2 diabetes means your pancreas does produce insulin. However, the amount of insulin produced is insufficient to manage your blood sugar level, or your body isn't making good use of the insulin.
Type 2 diabetes, which is preventable, is often due to a sedentary, unhealthy lifestyle. You may be at a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes if you:
Diabetes also runs in families, so you're more likely to have type 2 diabetes if a family member has it.
AZZ Medical Associates takes a holistic approach to health. Your provider encourages you to make healthy lifestyle changes to improve your health and maintain your blood sugar at a healthy level. This includes losing weight, getting at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, and adopting a low-calorie eating plan. If you smoke, they encourage you to quit and may recommend a smoking cessation program if you smoke.
The team tailors your medical treatment to your form of diabetes, whether you have type 1 or type 2. Your treatment plan may include regular blood sugar monitoring and insulin treatment.
For a diabetes screening test or help managing your condition, call AZZ Medical Associates today or book a consultation online.