The goal in treating diabetes is to minimize any elevation in blood sugar without causing abnormally low levels of blood sugar.
Type 1 diabetes has no cure. This type of diabetes is treated with insulin, exercise, and a diabetic diet.
Type 2 diabetes is treated first with weight reduction, a diabetic diet, and exercise. These lifestyle changes may be able to reverse the disease; however, if these measures fail to control the elevated blood sugars, oral medications are used. If oral medications are still insufficient, treatment with insulin is considered.
To prevent complications for diabetes, it is recommended that you visit your healthcare provider at least two to four times a year.
To schedule an appointment with a diabetes specialist or for more information regarding the treatment of diabetes, please call 314.747.9355 or toll-free 877.747.9355 or email us.