Curry Family Medicine
Family Medicine & Board Certified Family Physicians located in Northview, Grand Rapids, MI
Your blood sugar levels need to be in balance. If you’re living with diabetes, it’s crucial to get medical care to keep your glucose levels in check and to protect yourself against long-term health complications. Curry Family Medicine offers dedicated diabetes care at their office in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Call or schedule your appointment online to learn more today.
Diabetes Q & A
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a group of diseases that impact the amount of sugar or glucose in your blood. Some sugar in your blood is essential. Your body uses a hormone called insulin to pull this sugar from your blood so your cells can use it as fuel.
But in people with diabetes, that process doesn’t work the way it should. Diabetes either causes your body not to produce enough insulin or disables it from using insulin properly. As a result, glucose builds up in the bloodstream. This excess blood sugar can lead to many serious health complications, including:
- Kidney damage
- Cardiovascular disease
- Eye damage
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Foot ulcers
Moderating your blood sugar levels is important in protecting your long-term health.
Can diabetes be treated?
Yes. Curry Family Medicine is experienced in treating the most common types of diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes
People with type 1 diabetes don’t have enough insulin, so their treatment involves injecting insulin, enabling their body to use the sugar in their bloodstream correctly.
Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is linked to the body’s resistance as insulin tries to convert blood sugar into fuel for cells. In many cases, lifestyle changes can make a dramatic difference in the body’s response to insulin. A balanced, nutritious diet, regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight can effectively resolve type 2 diabetes for many people. Insulin may be necessary if lifestyle changes alone are not enough.
Whatever type of diabetes is affecting your body, Curry Family Medicine is here to help you get the treatment you need to keep your blood sugar levels balanced, safeguarding your long-term health. Although diabetes is a chronic condition, with proper care, it doesn’t need to pose a threat to your well-being.
Can other chronic conditions be treated?
Absolutely. In addition to offering dedicated care for patients with diabetes, Curry Family Medicine has experience in treating other chronic conditions. Some of the conditions they treat include:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Congestive heart disease
- Thyroid diseases
- High cholesterol
They can also treat chronic pain and offer pain management solutions like joint injections. And if you suffer from urinary incontinence, help is available from Curry Family Medicine.
Whether you’re living with diabetes or another chronic condition, don’t hesitate to call Curry Family Medicine or schedule your appointment online.