Living with diabetes can negatively impact your quality of life while heightening your risk for life-threatening complications. Our doctors are leaders in the treatment and management of diabetes, offering effective solutions for patients in the Ocean County area of New Jersey.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes interferes with your body’s ability to process glucose. Glucose is the main source of fuel for your brain. It also provides a crucial source of energy for the cells found in your muscles and tissue.
Insulin plays a key role in your health and the development of diabetes. Insulin is produced in your pancreas to help get glucose from the bloodstream into your cells. Without proper pancreas function, your body will not produce enough insulin.
Although there are two types of diabetes, both allow too much sugar to remain in your blood. With Type 1 diabetes, your body destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. With Type 2 diabetes, either your pancreas is not making enough insulin, or the insulin your pancreas does produce doesn't function properly.
When your insulin isn’t working, too much sugar remains in your blood, leading to health issues. However, when blood sugar is too low, it can lead to hypoglycemia, which is equally as dangerous. This means you have to find effective ways to manage sugar levels.
We work with patients living in or near Toms River, New Jersey.
The symptoms you experience from will depend on your blood sugar levels. Symptoms can include:
- Extreme hunger
- Weight loss
- Frequent urination
- Ketones in the urine
- Blurred vision
- Slow-healing wounds
- Frequent gum or skin infections
- Neuropathy (a nerve disorder)
We take a whole-body approach, recommending a combination of solutions that might include:
- Functional Nutrition: Proper diet helps and prevents not just diabetes but other diseases that can stop you from living a healthy life.
What Causes Diabetes?
Many factors can lead to the development of diabetes. Although genetics can increase your risk, poor diet, obesity, and lack of exercise can greatly increase the danger of developing the disease. So, even when your family history puts you at risk, prevention is possible with a healthy lifestyle.
Our doctors will provide a management plan that will help you maintain safe blood sugar levels and address the specific symptoms you’re experiencing from diabetes. Our whole-body approach is designed to help you make healthy lifestyle choices to promote health and well-being.
To learn more about how we can treat your diabetes in Ocean County, Toms River, Lakewood Township, Point Pleasant, Beachwood, or any nearby city in New Jersey, call us today at (732) 244-0222 for a complimentary consultation.