Learn to Live with Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes
Dr. Sumer and the staff at ICPR Family Practice are passionate about treating Type I ,Type 2 diabetes and neuropathy. Whether you’re controlling blood sugar levels through diet alone or using insulin shots to help with management, we get you the tools you need to live an active, healthy life.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a group of diseases that are brought on by your body’s inability to process and use insulin. Type 1 diabetes – which only makes up for about 5% of diabetics – is usually diagnosed in children and young adults and is characterized by your body’s inability to produce insulin. With Type 2 diabetes – which is the most common type, your body does not use insulin properly and causes abnormally high blood sugar levels.
What are Symptoms of Diabetes?
According to the American Diabetic Association, some people have symptoms so mild they go unnoticed. However, if you’ve been told by your primary care doctor you are pre-diabetic or are concerned you or a loved one may be at risk for diabetes, here are some common symptoms to look for. If you are experiencing these, you should talk with your doctor about being tested for diabetes.
- Frequent urination
- Extreme thirst, hunger and fatigue
- Blurry vision
- Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
- Weight loss – even though you are eating more (type 1)
- Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (type 2) (Neuropathy)
Take Control of Diabetes with Personalized Treatment Plans & Carb Counting Tips
Experts in diabetic education and care, ICPR offers diabetic classes that teach you how to control and manage your blood sugar, so it doesn’t control you. This include carb counting and tips that can actually reverse the onset of diabetes! We also have a new tool available, iPro™ Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), that will give us an even better picture of your glycemic patterns by testing your glucose levels continuously for three days. This service will help us:
- Reveal high blood glucose trends
- Discover new insights to fine-tune your diabetic therapy and improve control
- Reduce your A1C level
- Lower your long-term risks of eye, kidney, nerve and heart disease
The iPro™ CGM is also easy to wear and use. No implant is necessary…. a tiny glucose sensor is simply inserted under the skin in a virtually painless process. Once inserted, the recorder (which is only about the size of a quarter) lays flat against your body and allows you to go about life as usual. It can even be worn swimming or in the shower! Working continuously, the iPro™ Continuous Glucose Monitor records while you work, play and sleep and provides us with important information that will help improve your diabetes treatment and balance your glucose levels.