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Diabetes:

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the cells that release insulin, therefore eliminating insulin production and preventing the cells from absorbing glucose and maintaining blood sugar levels.

 The only treatment available for a patient with Type 1 Diabetes is administration of insulin.  This condition cannot be prevented and is usually genetic. 

Type 2 Diabetes 

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body is unable to properly use the insulin that it produces, resulting in high blood sugar levels.

Treatment for a patient with Type 2 Diabetes varies, but can usually be controlled with oral medications or administration of insulin. This condition can usually be prevented with a monitored diet and lifestyle.  

Symptoms:

  • Rapid weight loss
  • Unable to gain weight
  • Increased thirst
  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent urination
  • Continuous exhaustion
  • Fruity smelling breath 

Talk to your provider

It is important to talk to your doctor if you experience any chronic (continued) symptoms. 

Talk to us today. Call NSB MD at (386) 387-2202‬ for an appointment or you can schedule your appointment online.

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