Uncontrolled diabetes significantly lowers your quality of life and increases your risk for nerve damage and other serious medical complications. At Clinica Medica Hispana, the experienced medical team specializes in the long-term management of diabetes in adults and children aged five and over. They offer in-office blood tests to identify diabetes in the earliest stage and personalize a care plan using lifestyle changes and medications to regulate blood sugar levels. Call the West Phoenix, South Phoenix, or the Biltmore neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona, office to schedule a diabetes screening, book an appointment online, or visit as a walk-in today.
Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body converts sugar from your diet into energy. When your blood sugar levels remain too high for too long, it can lead to nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy), heart disease, and other chronic health complications.
Clinica Medica Hispana offers comprehensive medical care for all types of diabetes, including:
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder that develops when your immune system mistakenly attacks the pancreas, the organ that produces the insulin hormone. Insulin regulates your blood sugar levels and without enough of the hormone, your sugar levels remain high.
Type 1 diabetes is often diagnosed in childhood but can also develop in adults.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body can’t produce enough insulin or doesn’t use the available insulin properly to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Risk factors for Type 2 diabetes include a poor diet, obesity, and a lack of physical activity.
Prediabetes describes blood sugar levels that are high but not high enough to be Type 2 diabetes. If left untreated, prediabetes may lead to Type 2 diabetes.
The only way to confirm a diabetes diagnosis is through a blood test. Clinica Medica Hispana offers diabetes screenings for those at high risk for the disease due to their lifestyle or a family history of diabetes.
You should also schedule a screening if you have diabetes symptoms like:
If you already have diabetes but need help managing your blood sugar levels, the team provides customized diabetes management plans and routine blood tests to ensure your condition is well-controlled.
People with Type 1 diabetes need daily insulin to regulate their blood sugar levels. The Clinica Medica Hispana team shows you how to check your blood sugar levels at home.
If you have prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes, the team can suggest diet and lifestyle changes to lower your blood sugar levels naturally. That includes eating a healthy diet and getting at least 30 minutes of exercise a day.
Customized, medically supervised weight loss services are also available in-office to help you lose excess weight and potentially reverse prediabetes.
When these changes aren’t enough, the medical team can prescribe medications to regulate your blood sugar. You can expect to schedule routine blood tests in the office so the providers can monitor your sugar levels and ensure medications are working well.
Call the Clinica Medica Hispana office nearest you to schedule a diabetes consultation or book an appointment online today.