Control your blood sugar levels with diabetes treatment in Chicago
Diabetes is a disease that affects that way the body produces or responds to insulin. The result is an abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and high glucose levels. Approximately 21 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, yet it is estimated that 8.1 million people in the United States are still walking around undiagnosed. Located in Chicago, IL, Dr. Robert Perlmuter of Primary Care Medical Associates, Ltd. provides patients with diabetes treatment to control blood sugar levels.
Depending on the type of diabetes, symptoms may appear suddenly or over a prolonged period of raised glucose levels. Some of the common early symptoms of diabetes may include:
- Increased thirst or hunger
- Increased urination
- Dry mouth or itchy skin
- Blurred vision
Diagnosis and treatment
Patients who present with symptoms of diabetes need to be examined and diagnosed for proper treatment. One of three different blood tests may be performed to check for diabetes. These tests include a fasting glucose test, an oral glucose tolerance test, and an A1c test.
Left untreated, diabetes can cause serious health problems including heart disease, blindness, and kidney failure. Finding the appropriate method of treatment is important. The first line of treatment for diabetes is to control the blood sugar levels. This may be done through diet, oral medication, and/or insulin. For some patients, a controlled diet and exercise routine may work. Others may need a combination of treatment methods. Your physician will help you find a treatment plan that works for you. Regular monitoring or screening is necessary to make sure the method is working.
If you think you may have an undiagnosed case of diabetes, contact Dr. Robert Perlmuter of Primary Care Medical Associates, Ltd. to learn your diagnosis and treatment options. Schedule your appointment today. (773) 786-9779