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Diabetes

Diabetes is when your body does not make enough insulin .

What is Diabetes?


When you eat, your body breaks food down into the nutrients you need – carbohydrates (including sugar), proteins, fats and vitamins. The pancreas, one of the major organs in your body, is essential to this breakdown process. It secretes a hormone called insulin, which helps convert sugar (glucose) into the energy your body needs to function. Diabetes is when your body does not make enough insulin or cannot use the insulin it makes and too much glucose collects in your blood.


You can live a healthy, active life with diabetes when it’s managed well.

Diabetes


At Agape Family Medical Center, we diagnose and treat all types of diabetes in children and adults including type 1 and type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, gestational diabetes, high blood sugar, called hyperglycemia, and low blood sugar, called hypoglycemia.
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.




We diagnose and treat all types of diabetes.

You can live a healthy, active life with diabetes when it’s managed well.

Whether you were recently diagnosed, have lived with diabetes for years or had a complication or change in condition, we can help.

We’re with you every step of the way.



We’ll be here to get you started and to provide guidance .

How Do I Manage My Diabetes?


You’re the most important member of your health care team when it comes to managing your diabetes to avoid complications. If you have diabetes, you need to take good care of yourself – 24 hours a day. But we’ll be here to get you started and to provide guidance and support along the way.

5 tips to help manage your diabetes:

  • Make healthy food choices – your dietitian can help with suggestions and meal plans
  • Stay active
  • Test your blood sugar regularly
  • Get routine checkups
  • If you are on medication, take it as directed.

Are There Different Types of Diabetes?

There are 4 main types of diabetes:


Type 1 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.


Type 2 diabetes:

When the body cannot make enough insulin or the insulin isn’t used correctly (insulin resistance), type 2 diabetes results.

Gestational diabetes:

This form of diabetes is diagnosed during pregnancy.


Prediabetes:

When blood tests show an increase in blood glucose that indicates a risk for diabetes.


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At Agape Family Medical Center, your primary care physician is your main doctor over the course of many years, and primary care physicians treat the whole person, not just a disease or an organ system. We are your personal physician, health advocate and wellness advisor throughout all the stages of your life.

Waterbury

Address: 1078 W. Main St. Suite 3 (2nd Floor) Waterbury, CT 06708

Phone: 203-527-3576

Phone 2nd: 475 233 2960

Email: info@agapefmc.com

Hartford

Address: 2550 Main Street. Ste 205 CT 06120

Phone: 860 519 0650

Fax: 860 461 7972

Email: info@agapefmc.com

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