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Diabetes Mellitus

Understanding and Managing Diabetes Mellitus with Patient First Direct Primary Care

Introduction

Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by high levels of glucose in the blood. This condition occurs when the body can't effectively use the insulin it produces (Type 2) or doesn't produce enough insulin (Type 1). Managing diabetes requires daily attention, but with the right care, individuals can lead a full and active life. At Patient First Direct Primary Care, our Physicians and Physician Assistants are dedicated to helping patients effectively manage their diabetes.

Symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus

The symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus can vary depending on the blood sugar level. Common symptoms include frequent urination, excessive thirst and hunger, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, and blurred vision. Over time, high blood glucose levels can lead to serious complications like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye problems, and nerve damage.

Treatment for Diabetes Mellitus

Managing diabetes primarily involves maintaining healthy blood glucose levels. This can be achieved through a combination of dietary changes, regular physical activity, weight management, and the use of insulin or other diabetes medications.

However, each person with diabetes has unique needs and challenges. Therefore, an individualized approach to treatment, guided by a committed care provider, is crucial for effectively managing the condition.

Patient First Direct Primary Care: Your Partner in Health

Patient First Direct Primary Care is committed to providing comprehensive, continuous care for patients living with Diabetes Mellitus. Through our subscription-based model, we offer more time with your care provider, longer appointments, and personalized care plans.

Our dedicated Physicians and Physician Assistants will work closely with you to understand your lifestyle, monitor your condition, and adjust your treatment as necessary. They'll help you understand your blood glucose levels, assist with insulin management if required, and guide you on lifestyle changes to help manage your diabetes.

Living with diabetes can seem daunting, but with the support of Patient First Direct Primary Care, it doesn't have to be. We're here to be your partner in health, offering the comprehensive, personalized care you need to manage your diabetes effectively. Contact us today to begin your journey towards better health.


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