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Diabetes in Katy Texas

Did you know that, according to the American Diabetes Association, around 10.5% of Americans are living with diabetes, and many of them are undiagnosed? At Macie Medical, our team of dedicated internal medicine specialists are committed to providing comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for diabetes to those in and around Katy and Houston, Texas. Don't hesitate—booking a visit is quick and easy, either online or by phone.

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Understanding Diabetes Including Common Symptoms of Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition impacting the body’s ability to convert food into energy. It usually manifests in two primary forms disrupting the normal production and use of insulin. Insulin, a crucial hormone produced by the pancreas that facilitates the movement of blood glucose (sugar) into the cells.

Common Symptoms of Diabetes:

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Types of Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is marked by an autoimmune condition preventing normal insulin production. It is a condition where the pancreas ceases to produce insulin, leading to elevated glucose levels and an increased risk of health complications.

This form of diabetes can manifest at any age, although it commonly begins in childhood or early adulthood.

While hereditary factors may play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes, most individuals with this condition do not have a prior family history. Symptoms may appear gradually over a few days to weeks, and it is crucial for patients to seek medical attention as soon as symptoms arise.

Failure to report symptoms promptly can result in complications such as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a life-threatening imbalance in blood chemicals (electrolytes).

Type 2 Diabetes
In contrast to type 1 diabetes, which stems from the body’s inability to produce insulin, type 2 diabetes occurs when the body cannot generate enough insulin or efficiently use the insulin it produces.

While type 1 may be considered the more severe form, type 2 diabetes is the most prevalent. Various factors can influence one’s susceptibility to type 2 diabetes, including genetics, excess body weight, and metabolic syndrome.

Additionally, certain uncontrollable factors may contribute to the onset of type 2 diabetes, such as being 45 years or older, having a family history of the disease, or belonging to specific minority groups prone to the condition. There’s a clear link between being overweight or obese and Type 2 diabetes. Some pregnant women develop gestational diabetes, increasing the risk of Type 2 diabetes later in life.

Regular checkups with your physician can assist in assessing your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, enabling you to take proactive measures to mitigate or reduce its impact.”

Diabetes Treatment with Macie Medical

The approach to Diabetes treatment varies based on the type of diabetes and overall health condition. Like every disease, early detection in the pre-diabetes stage allows for more effective preventive measures. Type 1 diabetes usually requires daily insulin injections for patient survival. Finding the right type and amount of insulin may involve some trial and error.

Type 2 diabetes offers various treatment options, from oral medications to lifestyle changes. Lifestyle adjustments, such as adopting a proper diet, increasing exercise, and focusing on weight loss, are not only effective ways to manage Type 2 diabetes but also serve as preventive measures.

Preventing Diabetes: Empowering you to take charge of your health.

Macie Medical emphasizes meaningful lifestyle changes to lower the risk of diabetes. If you're carrying excess weight, our medically supervised weight loss program can be a very effective treatment option. Improving your diet and boosting physical activity levels do not only prevent diabetes but also enhance overall well-being. Routine physical exams at Macie Medical is a proactive way to monitor your health and assess diabetes risk.

If you're ready to delve deeper into diabetes screening, treatment, and prevention, book your visit online or by phone today. Embark on your journey to better health with Macie Medical – Your trusted health ally in Personalized Diabetes Care.
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Whether you’re in need of a routine check-up, managing a chronic condition, or seeking preventive care consultation, Macie Medical is here to assist you. Trust us to be your primary care specialists, providing expert guidance to achieve your best health possible.

Schedule your appointment today and experience the difference of having a dedicated primary care ally by your side. At Macie Medical in Katy, TX, we are here for your health every step of the way.
Whether you’re in need of a routine check-up, managing a chronic condition, or seeking preventive care consultation, Macie Medical is here to assist you. Trust us to be your primary care specialists, providing expert guidance to achieve your best health possible.

Schedule your appointment today and experience the difference of having a dedicated primary care ally by your side. At Macie Medical in Katy, TX, we are here for your health every step of the way.

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You can schedule appointments through our secure patient portal, MyKelseyOnline, or call our 24/7 Contact Center at 713-442-0427. Virtual Visit options are also available to all new and current patients.

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