Our Goal at Apopka Medical Center is to work with our patients to help them achieve and maintain optimum health for a longer lasting and more fulfilling life.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic condition where your body is unable to properly process glucose — also referred to as blood sugar — into energy. Your body is unable to make this conversion either because it doesn’t produce enough insulin or it doesn’t use the available insulin correctly.
What are the signs of Diabetes?
Diabetes causes a variety of symptoms, including:
How is Diabetes diagnosed?
Dr. Behner diagnoses diabetes with a physical exam and diagnostic blood tests. He discusses your symptoms and medical history and asks about your overall health and lifestyle. You’ll need blood work to check your glucose level and hemoglobin A1C, and you may need several blood tests over a period of time to confirm that your glucose levels are consistently high.
How is Diabetes treated?
Dr. Behner usually begins treatment for diabetes by recommending lifestyle modifications. If you have prediabetes, often adjusting your diet to cut out sugar and refined carbohydrates and adding 30 minutes of moderate exercise to your day can improve the way your body uses blood sugar.
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