Javaria Jabeen, D.O.
Primary Care & Aesthetics Med Spa located in Flower Mound, TX
Diabetes has no cure, but proper diabetic management can help you live a long and healthy life. The primary care providers at YZ Healthcare; Javaria Jabeen D.O., provide patient-centered diabetic management at their location in Flower Mound, Texas. To learn the best ways to manage your diabetes, call or book an appointment online today.
Diabetic Management Q & A
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a lifelong medical condition that affects the way your body uses sugar, causing it to accumulate in your blood. When this happens, your blood sugar is too high, and your cells don’t get the fuel they need.
There are two main types of diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes
Previously called juvenile diabetes, this type is usually diagnosed in adolescents and young adults. Type 1 diabetes causes your body to attack the cells that produce insulin, which your body needs to use sugar.
Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is the most common type, accounting for 90-95% of the more than 30 million people who have diabetes. This type of diabetes is preventable.
Prediabetes is a reversible condition that may precede Type 2 diabetes. When you have prediabetes, your blood sugar is elevated but not high enough to meet the diagnostic criteria for diabetes.
Why is diabetic management important?
When diabetes is uncontrolled, your blood sugar may be too high. Elevated blood sugar levels can damage your nerves and blood vessels, leading to a host of serious health complications, including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Skin problems
- Nerve damage (neuropathy)
- Eye damage
- Kidney damage
- Wounds, infections, and amputations
If you have diabetes, the team at YZ Healthcare; Javaria Jabeen D.O. can help you get your blood sugar under control and reduce the risk of health problems.
How can I manage my diabetes?
The first step in managing your diabetes is to schedule an appointment at YZ Healthcare; Javaria Jabeen D.O., where your compassionate provider carefully reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam. They may also take tests, including:
- The A1C test to check your average blood sugar over the past three months
- Blood pressure measurement
- Cholesterol test
Then, they develop an individualized plan for diabetic management. This approach may include steps you can take at home, such as:
- Monitoring your blood sugar levels and knowing what they should be
- Eating healthy, well-balanced meals
- Avoiding sugar and other sweeteners
- Getting regular physical activity
- Drinking plenty of water
The team at YZ Healthcare; Javaria Jabeen D.O. may also prescribe insulin and other diabetes medications to manage your blood sugar levels.
For your customized diabetes management plan, call YZ Healthcare; Javaria Jabeen D.O., or book an appointment online today.
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