When we eat, the pancreas automatically produces the right amount of insulin to move glucose from blood into our cells. In people with diabetes, however, the pancreas either produces little or no insulin, or the cells do not respond appropriately to the insulin that is produced.
Long-term complications associated with diabetes affect almost every part of the body. The disease often leads to blindness, heart & blood vessel disease, stroke, kidney failure, amputations, and nerve damage.
It is vitally important to manage your diabetes and maintain your health. A good diabetes management program includes exercise, a dietitian as food is a key part of your diabetes treatment, a podiatrist for good foot care and monitoring. Your doctor needs to know how well your diabetes is controlled and whether diabetic complications are starting or getting worse.
The professionals at Montrose Health Center are here to help.