Diabetes Specialist Questions and Answers
If you have or think you might have diabetes, you can come see us here at Primary Care 360. We can check for signs of the condition or help you manage it in a number of ways. Call us for more information. Visit us at a location near you in Sherwood AR, Hensley AR, and White Hall AR.
What are the early signs of diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition in which a patient’s body either can’t produce insulin or can’t properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin regulates the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood, and this is really important, as it helps the body function properly. Too much blood sugar can result in damage to blood vessels, nerves, and even organs. Diabetes can be type 1, type 2, or gestational, or a person can have prediabetes.
There are some early warning signs of diabetes/prediabetes, which include:
- Abnormally great hunger and/or thirst
- Abnormally frequent urination
- Fatigue or irritability
- Blurred vision
- Unexplained weight loss
- Seemingly slow-healing sores
- Frequent infections, like skin infections
Also, there are risk factors like:
- High blood pressure
- Exposure to a viral illness
- Family history
- Geography or ethnicity
- Age, weight, or inactivity
- Abnormal levels of cholesterol or triglycerides
- Prior gestational diabetes
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
When should you see a doctor about diabetes?
Go see a doctor if you have some of the signs or symptoms we mentioned above, or if you believe you may be at risk according to the risk factors we mentioned. Actually, you should be seeing a doctor regularly anyways to check for signs of health issues like diabetes and to check for certain risk factors.
You’ll need to see a doctor about diabetes if you have the condition, as it must be managed with professional help. In fact, it is vital to get professional help with monitoring your blood glucose levels, preventing diabetes complications, and managing symptoms. A doctor can also help to relieve much of the burden of living with diabetes, and improve your life.
Can diabetes be cured permanently?
Because diabetes is a chronic condition, it can’t be cured entirely, but the condition can be “reversed” which means it can go into remission, and a patient can stay in remission for a long time. Diet changes, weight loss, and professional help can and likely will help with this. You can get these services here at Primary Care 360!
What type of doctor treats diabetes?
An endocrinologist is a diabetes specialist, but a diabetic person might not necessarily have to see one. A regular doctor may be able to provide diagnostic services for a person, the fundamental care a diabetic patient will need, and referrals to see specialists like a podiatrist. At our clinic, we can provide blood glucose monitoring, complication prevention services, symptom management, and referrals. Connect with our clinic today if you’d like to learn more about us and our services, or if you have any other questions for us.
Do you have a diabetic doctor near me?
We likely do! Primary Care 360 has multiple clinic locations, including ones in Sherwood, Hensley, and White Hall, AR. Please see our locations page for the location in your area, its address, and its contact information. After, connect with us at that location if you need our diagnostic or treatment services, or if you have other questions for us. We’d be happy to speak with you for any reason at all!
We look forward to serving you soon here at Primary Care 360! We serve patients from Sherwood AR, Hensley AR, White Hall AR, Little Rock AR, Jacksonville AR, Maumelle AR, Cabot AR, Bryant AR, and Conway AR.