Around 30 million Americans have diabetes, of those 30 million, around 7 million of them have not been diagnosed with diabetes. According to diabetes.org, Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Based on all these factors, Jivana Care has made providing our Bethesda patients with the diabetes treatment that they need to live their best life possible. Whether you have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, you can count on the diabetes doctors at Jivana Care in Bethesda to provide you with the diabetes treatment that you need.
Type 1 diabetes is much less common than type 2 diabetes, as about five percent of the people with diabetes have this form. Type 1 diabetes is different from type 2 diabetes in the sense that type 1 diabetics cannot produce insulin and are usually diagnosed as children. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that people need to regulate glucose within their bloodstream, the absence of which can cause a myriad of symptoms. The diabetes doctors at Jivana Care of Bethesda can provide you and your children with the diabetes treatment that they need to live, long, happy lives.
When you have this disease, your body does a poor job turning the carbohydrates in food into energy, causing sugar to build up in your blood. Over time it raises your risk for heart disease, blindness, nerve and organ damage, as well as other serious conditions. It strikes people of all ages, and early symptoms are mild. About one out of three people with type 2 diabetes don’t know they have it, as people with type 2 diabetes often have no symptoms. One of the first symptoms to appear may be a seemingly unquenchable thirst. Others include dry mouth, bigger appetite, peeing a lot — sometimes as often as every hour — and unusual weight loss or gain. As your blood sugar levels increase, you may experience other problems like headaches, blurred vision, and fatigue. In many cases, type 2 diabetes isn’t discovered until it takes a serious toll on your health. Some red flags include:
When you come to the diabetes doctors of Jivana Care in Bethesda for diabetes treatment, you can count on the fact that you'll receive some of the finest medical care in all of Maryland. Our diabetes doctors want to do everything we can to make our Bethesda patients' lives as good as we can, and that's something that makes Jivana Care of Bethesda such a well-respected medical center.
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