Diabetes Care

Offered in Stamford, CT
Diabetes Care

About Diabetes Care

David Radin, MD, makes managing your diabetes simple and effective, leaving you worry-free about the chronic condition. Dr. Radin offers comprehensive diabetes care that helps you monitor your blood glucose level and provides several other essential screenings to track the disease. If you want to streamline your diabetes care, call Dr. Radin’s office today or go online through the booking tool to reserve an appointment at the office in Stamford, Connecticut.

Diabetes Care Q & A

What is diabetes care?

Diabetes care treats a chronic condition that affects your body’s insulin production and use. Diabetes is divided into two categories: Type 1 and Type 2.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that’s commonly diagnosed in childhood. Type 2 diabetes results from lifestyle choices like diet and physical activity.

Diabetes care includes:

  • Monitoring blood sugar levels
  • Making dietary and lifestyle changes
  • Taking medication as prescribed

Make regular health care appointments to manage the condition and prevent complications.

What do doctors check during diabetes care?

When managing diabetes, Dr. Radin looks for several key indicators to ensure proper care:

  • Blood glucose levels
  • A1C levels, which checks glucose levels over three months
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Kidney function
  • Liver function

If you have diabetes, Dr. Radin will check these markers to treat the condition. Dr. Radin will implement several changes, like medication or weight loss management, depending on how severe your diabetes is.

How do I manage diabetes care at home?

Managing diabetes at home is an essential part of overall diabetes care. One aspect is carbohydrate counting, which involves monitoring your carbohydrate intake and adjusting your insulin doses accordingly.

Another aspect is checking your blood sugar regularly using a glucose meter. This helps you monitor your blood sugar levels and adjust your diet or medication.

What happens if I don’t seek diabetes care?

Diabetes’s effects on your body will get worse if the disease isn’t treated. If your diabetes does get worse, you’ll experience:

  • Damage to your kidneys, ears, eyes, and liver
  • Numbness and pain in your feet and hands
  • Increasing skin problems

Other forms of the disease, like gestational diabetes, can affect the health of your unborn child. You should regularly seek care to minimize the risks associated with diabetes.

Can I still enjoy the activities I love with diabetes care?

Having diabetes doesn’t necessarily mean that you should give up activities you love. However, it can require some adjustments to ensure that you can continue doing those activities safely.

For example, if you enjoy hiking, you’ll need to take extra precautions, like bringing along snacks and checking blood sugar more frequently, to manage your blood sugar levels. With proper diabetes management and planning, you can continue to enjoy your life to the fullest.

Call today or go online to book an appointment at the office in Stamford, Connecticut, to learn how Dr. Radin can personalize your diabetes care.