Darryl B. George, DO
Medical Marijuana Doctor, General Practitioner, & Pain Management located in Roseburg, OR & Beaverton, OR
Diabetes affects more than 34 million people in the United States. Yet, one in five people don’t even know they have it. If left untreated, diabetes is a life-endangering disease. It causes around 14 million adults to be admitted into emergency departments each year. Dr. Darryl George, an expert general practitioner in Roseburg and Beaverton, Oregon, takes an integrative approach to diabetes treatment. Schedule a consultation and see how he can help you. Call the practice today.
Diabetes Q & A
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a metabolic disease that occurs when blood glucose levels are too high. Glucose needs the insulin hormone to transport it to cells to convert into energy. When there’s not enough insulin, it leaves excess glucose stores in the bloodstream, causing blood sugar levels to spike.
Dr. George helps patients with diabetes manage their symptoms and regulate blood sugar levels.
What are the types of diabetes?
There are four types of diabetes: prediabetes, gestational diabetes, Type 1, and Type 2.
Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than they should be but not yet high enough to diagnose full diabetes. It can lead to Type 2, but you can reverse the effects with a strict diet and exercise regimen.
Gestational diabetes develops in some women during pregnancy. It tends to go away after they give birth, but those affected by may be more susceptible to Type 2 diabetes later in life.
Type 1 diabetes occurs when your body doesn’t produce insulin. It can be life-threatening if not treated. Commonly diagnosed in children or young adults, Type 1 can appear at any age.
Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes. It occurs if your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or no longer responds to it. Type 2 is typically caused by lifestyle choices.
Dr. George diagnoses your type of diabetes and provides a comprehensive treatment plan depending on your needs.
What are the early signs of diabetes?
Patients often mistake diabetes symptoms for other conditions. It makes it challenging for doctors to catch the disease in the early stages. Symptoms include:
- Blurry or weakened vision
- Frequent infections
- Frequent urination
- Negative mood
- Rapid weight loss
- Unusual thirst and hunger
- Wounds and sores that don’t heal
Speak with Dr. George if you’ve experienced some or all of these symptoms.
How do you treat diabetes?
Dr. George uses a combination of treatment methods to help those with diabetes live a more fulfilling, healthy life. They include:
- Exercise regimen
- Lifestyle guidance
- Insulin therapy
- Nutritional counseling
- Stress management solutions
- Twice-yearly check-ups
- Weight loss advice
If you think you may have diabetes, or have already received a diagnosis but find it challenging to manage, make an appointment to see Dr. George. He has years of experience in recognizing and treating the symptoms and can support you through your journey. Call the practice today to book a consultation.