More than 100 million adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you suspect you have diabetes or are looking for appropriate care to live a long, healthy life with the condition, you can rely on The Retreat Medical Spa: Henry Kaw, MD, in Fullerton, California. Dr. Kaw, a board-certified family medicine physician, is committed to your lasting wellness. Call the Orange County office today, or book a consultation online. The Retreat Medical Spa: Henry Kaw, MD, is proud to serve Orange County and the greater Los Angeles area.
Diabetes is an ongoing condition affecting how your body processes blood sugar or glucose. Your body produces insulin to manage glucose, but when you have diabetes, your body does not make enough insulin or does not use the insulin it makes properly. Glucose builds up in your blood.
Diabetes comes in two primary forms:
This type is due to your body's inability to produce insulin. It is typically associated with children.
This form is far more common and is caused when your body stops processing insulin correctly. You can develop type 2 diabetes at any age, but it is more common over age 40.
You may hardly notice the warning signs of diabetes, or you may confuse your symptoms with something else. However, you may see these common symptoms with diabetes:
You may also experience numbness, pain, and/or tingling sensation in your hands or feet.
Diabetes puts you at risk for a range of health conditions, some quite severe. These include:
That’s why it is best to visit the office of Dr. Kaw to manage your condition and safeguard your health.
Dr. Kaw diagnoses diabetes with clinical examination and blood tests that analyze your glucose levels. He may recommend one of these tests:
He discusses your testing options when you come in for a consultation. Blood tests may be conveniently available in an onsite lab.
Dr. Kaw tailors your treatment based on the type of diabetes you have. He generally recommends:
Take a step for your lasting health by getting appropriate care for diabetes from Dr. Kaw. Call today, or book a consultation online.