Diabetes

Also called: Adult onset diabetes, Non-insulin dependent diabetes, “Sugar”

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. With Type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood.

Type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin.

Type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well.

Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood.

Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause serious problems. It can damage:

Eyes

Kidneys

Nerves

Diabetes can also cause heart disease, stroke and even the need to remove a limb. Pregnant women can also get diabetes, called gestational diabetes.

Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes may include

Fatigue

Thirst

Frequent urination

Weight loss

Blurred vision

Some people have no symptoms. A blood test can show if you have diabetes. Exercise, weight control and sticking to your meal plan can help control your diabetes. You should also monitor your glucose level and take medicine if prescribed.

Blood sugar goals

 Time

For Diabetics

Before Meals

Less than 120

2 hours after meals

Less than 150

A1C

6.5 or less

A1C Levels and Corresponding 3 Month Average Blood Sugar Levels

A1C Level

6.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 10.0 11.0 12.0

Average Blood Sugar

135 170 205 240 275 310 345

  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic diet
  • Carbohydrate counting
Diabetes

Diabetes (Medline Plus)

Diabetic diet

Diabetic diet

Carbohydrate counting

Carbohydrate counting

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Apopka, Florida

Our office location is next to the Hunt Club McDonald's on 436:

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Hunt Club Medical 3191 E. Semoran Blvd.

Apopka, FL 32703

Enter at the Hunt Club McDonald's.  

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