When we consume food, our bodies initiate the process of breaking it down into essential nutrients, including carbohydrates (such as sugar), proteins, fats, and vitamins. Within our body’s intricate system of organs, the pancreas plays a pivotal role in this breakdown process. It performs the vital function of secreting a hormone known as insulin, which facilitates the conversion of sugar (glucose) into the necessary energy required for our body to function optimally.
The condition known as diabetes arises when the body fails to produce sufficient insulin or is unable to effectively utilize the insulin it produces. Consequently, an excessive amount of glucose accumulates in the bloodstream, leading to potential health complications. Proper management and understanding of this complex interplay between food, insulin, and glucose are critical for maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
At Agape Family Medical Center, we specialize in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of diabetes across all age groups, encompassing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, gestational diabetes, as well as managing high blood sugar, also known as hyperglycemia, and low blood sugar, referred to as hypoglycemia. Our expertise extends to caring for both children and adults, ensuring that each patient receives personalized and effective medical attention to manage their diabetes condition and lead a healthier life. Our team of dedicated healthcare professionals is committed to providing the highest level of care and support to our patients on their journey towards improved health and well-being.
No matter your condition, we offer the services you’ll need to manage it:
• Blood sugar testing
• Care for wounds and other complications
• Diabetes self-management classes and support groups
• Insulin pump management
• Medical management
Diabetes is a complex disease, but you don’t have to fight it alone. We’re with you every step of the way.
Whether you were recently diagnosed, have lived with diabetes for years or had a complication or change in condition, we can help.
When it comes to managing your diabetes and preventing complications, you are the most crucial member of your healthcare team. Taking good care of yourself is a round-the-clock commitment for individuals with diabetes. However, you don’t have to go through this journey alone; we will be here to support you, offer guidance, and help you get started on the right path. At Agape Family Medical Center, we understand the importance of a collaborative approach to diabetes management, and our dedicated team is committed to providing the care and resources you need to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. Together, we’ll work towards effectively managing your diabetes and ensuring you receive the best possible support on your healthcare journey.
5 tips to help manage your diabetes:
There are 4 main types of diabetes:
Sometimes, the pancreas does not produce insulin, and the result is type 1 diabetes. This type of diabetes usually develops in children and young adults.
When the body cannot make enough insulin or the insulin isn’t used correctly (insulin resistance), type 2 diabetes results.
This form of diabetes is diagnosed during pregnancy.
When blood tests show an increase in blood glucose that indicates a risk for diabetes.