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Diabetes Treatment in Northern Utah

Diabetes is a serious medical condition that can negatively impact your quality of life if it is improperly managed. That’s why we are committed to helping you learn about the different types of diabetes and treatment options available, so you can live life as comfortably as possible.

What are the Different Types of Diabetes?

The two most common types of diabetes are type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). T1D is an autoimmune disorder that causes the body’s immune system to attack and destroy its own insulin-producing cells, resulting in little or no insulin production. T2D occurs when the body is unable to use its own insulin as it should, leading to elevated blood glucose levels.

It’s also possible to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy. When the body cannot produce sufficient insulin relative to the increased demand of the pregnancy, gestational diabetes is diagnosed between 24- and 28-weeks’ gestation. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can lead to serious health complications for mother and baby, including high blood pressure, stillbirth, preterm labor, and elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.

Treating Diabetes at Ogden Clinic

Our team of medical professionals is dedicated to helping you learn how to better manage diabetic conditions. We aim to help you live healthier and reduce any complications that may arise and provide a range of treatments for everyone’s unique medical and personal needs. A comprehensive assessment and treatment options include:

  • Help with lifestyle and dietary changes
  • Glucose monitoring
  • Insulin therapy
  • Medication(s)
  • Diabetes education
  • …and more

Diabetes Symptoms and Risk Factors

Common symptoms of diabetes may include:

  • Excessive thirst or hunger
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Sudden weight loss or gain
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow wound healing time
  • Numbness in the hands or feet

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it is important to contact your doctor immediately. Our diagnostic tests can identify pre-diabetes or diabetes in those at risk, to facilitate the necessary, early diabetes care. These tests look for elevated levels of glucose in the blood and are simple yet important tools for detecting diabetes and reducing the chances of complications further down the line.

Common risk factors of diabetes development may include:

  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Family history of diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Sedentary lifestyles (i.e., being physically inactive)

For those at an elevated risk for diabetes, it is important to take proactive steps to prevent the development of the condition. This may include making some healthy lifestyle changes, such as eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy weight. Additionally, regular check-ups with your doctor can help detect any potential issues before they worsen and allow for prompt treatment as needed.

Schedule a visit with the Endocrinology team at Ogden Clinic.

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