Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough—or any—insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells.
Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems. Although diabetes has no cure, you can take steps to manage your diabetes and stay healthy. The staff at Make You Well offers primary care services for diabetic patients, where a health care provider will monitor the patients glucose levels and keep them within range and healthy.
Many Torrance, CA residents suffer from different forms of diabetes, and diabetic conditions, and the staff at Make You Well is here to help patients avoid any life threatening issues that may arise from diabetes.
There are different types of diabetes:
If you have type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. Your immune system attacks and destroys the cells in your pancreas that make insulin. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, although it can appear at any age. Make You Well patients with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin every day to stay alive.
In Make You Well, in patients that have type 2 diabetes, the body does not make or use insulin well. You can develop type 2 diabetes at any age, even during childhood. However, this type of diabetes occurs most often in middle-aged and older people. Type 2 is the most common type of diabetes.
Contact Make You Well in Los Angeles to schedule an appointment to discuss monitoring your diabetes.