Service Overview

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, it’s important that you get serious about diabetes management. Without proper care, high blood sugar levels increase your risk of all kinds of permanent damage, heart disease, and death. At FH Medical Care in Valley Stream, New York, board-certified internal medicine physician Faisal Hamid, MD, regularly works with men and women to provide diabetes management. To learn more about the benefits of diabetes management, make an appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.

Diabetes Management Q & A

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is an umbrella term used to describe a group of diseases characterized by high blood sugar. Blood sugar provides energy to the cells that make up your muscles and soft tissue. It also promotes brain function. But if your blood sugar levels are too high for an extended period of time, it can lead to serious health problems.

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

In its early stages, diabetes doesn’t present any obvious symptoms. In fact, many people with prediabetes and early-stage Type 2 diabetes don’t realize anything is wrong. As diabetes gets worse, telltale signs include:

  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Extreme hunger
  • Blurred vision
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue

If you have diabetes, you’re also more likely to develop frequent infections. You could experience slow-healing wounds and gum disease.

Who gets diabetes?

Diabetes affects people of all ages, sexes, and races. Certain factors can, however, increase your risk, including:

  • Being overweight
  • Having a family history of diabetes
  • Being middle-aged or older
  • Having high blood pressure

You’re also more likely to develop diabetes if you eat a poor diet that includes sugary foods and beverages.

What is diabetes management?

Diabetes management is a branch of internal medicine focused on easing the symptoms of diabetes and improving the quality of life of patients with diabetes. At FH Medical Care, Dr. Hamid offers several diabetes management services, including nutritional consultations and preventive exams.

Nutritional consultations provide you with more information about the foods and beverages you eat and drink. Dr. Hamid can also make recommendations regarding vitamins and supplements that promote healthy blood sugar levels.

A preventive exam helps Dr. Hamid to determine the type of diabetes you have and how serious your symptoms are. After ordering a series of blood tests, Dr. Hamid can make recommendations that align with your needs.

Am I a candidate for diabetes management?

Anyone who’s living with prediabetes, gestational diabetes, Type 1 diabetes, or Type 2 diabetes can benefit from diabetes management.

No two diabetes management plans are exactly alike. Dr. Hamid will develop a unique diabetes management plan for you that’s tailored to your medical history, concerns, and goals for treatment.

If you’re living with diabetes, don’t put off diabetes management. Simple lifestyle changes can improve your health and quality of life, lowering your risk of developing serious complications. To make your diabetes management appointment today, call the office or request an appointment online.

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