A diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming for anyone. It often involves new medications, new risks and new lifestyle changes. We can help you understand the disease and provide you with nutritional guidance to help get your diabetes under control and help you live an active and healthy life.
What is Diabetes?
Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies.When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enoughinsulin orcan't use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugars to build up in the blood. Diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart disease, strokes, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations.
What can be done to treat diabetes?
In order to properly manage the disease, it is important for patients to understand their recommended ranges for blood glucose levels and how lifestyle choices will affect their overall health. Diet and exercise are also important parts of treatment for type 1 and type 2 diabetics.
We will educate you about diabetes, healthy food choices and get you moving so that your diabetes is under control. We will also guide you in making healthy diabetes-friendly food choices.