Diabetes occurs when there are high levels of sugar in the blood. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to control blood sugar. Diabetes can be caused by too little insulin, resistance to insulin, or both. Diabetes affects more than 20 million Americans. Over 40 million Americans have pre-diabetes.
High blood sugar levels can cause several symptoms, including, but not limited to:
There are three major types of diabetes. The causes and risk factors are different for each type:
An endocrinologist is physician who specializes in gland disorders. Oppenheimer Endocrinoligy offers access to a highly-skilled staff able to help patients manage diabetes through medications and advanced technology. Our long-term relationship with our patients also enhances care.
Glucose monitoring is key to managing diabetes. Continuous glucose monitoring is available through Oppenheimer Endocrinology.
Prescribing, controlling and adjusting insulin doses is important for managing diabetes.
For some patients, prescribing and dosing oral diabetes medications is another important approach to controlling diabetes. Dr. Oppenheimer works closely with patients to adjust diabetes medications.
Diet and exercise play a significant role in keeping diabetes under control. Dr. Oppenheimer will customize a diet and exercise plan designed to help you.
For more specific pituitary diabetes treatment information, schedule a consultation with Dr. Oppenheimer to determine your needs.