Diabetes Treatment in Westmoreland County, PA
Matthew W. Levin, MD, Helps Patients With Type 1, Type 2 & Prediabetes
For thorough diabetes treatment in Westmoreland County, PA, schedule an appointment with Matthew W. Levin, MD. Diabetes is a set of illnesses that impact how your body handles glucose. The primary fuel for your brain is glucose. It is also a crucial source of energy for the cells in your muscles and soft tissues. According to the CDC, one in 10 American adults have diabetes, and if trends continue, by 2025, one in five will have it. 90% of all diabetic cases are type two diabetes.
Dr. Levin will help you manage your diabetic symptoms and help you prevent diabetes if you currently are prediabetic. Schedule an appointment by contacting the office at (724) 216-9300.
Signs of Untreated Diabetes
The primary distinction between type one and type two diabetes is type one is a hereditary disorder manifesting early in life. Type two is primarily lifestyle-related and develops over time. When you have type one diabetes, your immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells in your pancreas. Symptoms of type one diabetes typically manifest more rapidly and severely than those of type two. Symptoms for both type one and two include:
- Increased Urination
- Extreme Thirst and Hunger
- Distorted Vision
- Non Healing Wounds
- Quick, Unexplained Weight Loss
- Extreme Weakness And Exhaustion
- Nausea and Abdominal Pain
- Bad Breath
- Itchy Skin
- Persistent Vaginal, Skin, or Gum Infections
Diagnosing and Treating Diabetes
You may alter your lifestyle to help prevent type 2 diabetes by adopting healthier eating habits, engaging in more physical exercise, and decreasing extra weight. When dietary and lifestyle modifications are insufficient, oral medication is a treatment option. Diabetes type one is a lifelong illness that will be carefully monitored. You will need to regularly use insulin and check your blood sugar throughout the day. Untreated diabetes can lead to heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, loss of toes, feet, or legs, and even death.