High glucose levels can cause damage to blood vessels, nerves, eyesight and other systems in the body. Diabetes includes diseases that impact how the body uses and controls glucose and may result in serious complications due to the high glucose levels. Individuals with diabetes may require life-long medical care, monitoring and treatment to reduce risks for serious complications. Rapid Healthcare offers diagnosis and treatment of diabetes at our primary care and walk-in facility in Bolingbrook, IL.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that needs serious management in order for the patient to monitor and control their glucose levels and avoid further complications and health issues. There are two reasons an individual has high levels of blood sugar; either the pancreas is producing little to no insulin, which is characterized as type 1 diabetes, or the individual’s body is not responsive to insulin, which is identified as type 2 diabetes. Symptoms of diabetes include:
- Excessive thirst
- Weight loss
- Excessive hunger
- Blurred vision
- Increased urination frequency
- Healing slowly
Symptoms of diabetes can come on quickly with those with type 1 diabetes, while type 2 may come on slower. The exact cause of diabetes is not known, but genetics are a factor and type 2 can be affected by lifestyle, weight and other factors.
Treatment for Diabetes
Our clinic has tailored diabetes management and treatment plans that are effective in helping patients cope with diabetes and other individuals to avoid developing the disease. The clinic offers dietary management and a physical action plan that is developed by the patient and the doctor. This includes exercise, training, information on healthy foods and cooking and other workshops to help improve the overall wellness for diabetes patients.
Diabetes can be controlled and managed with insulin therapy and oral medications as needed. All patients with type 1 diabetes will need insulin therapy and some type 2 diabetics may need insulin as well. Treatment plans are personalized to the patient’s specific needs to control their glucose and insulin levels, as well as other risk concerns.
If you have symptoms of diabetes or you have been diagnosed with type1, type 2, gestational or prediabetes, contact our team at Rapid Healthcare. We can schedule an appointment with one of our primary care physicians to discuss testing or diabetes treatment. Call our clinic in Bolingbrook to book your visit.