Diabetes

Specialists
Introduction to Diabetes
Newly Diagnosed
Pregnancy and Diabetes
Treatments
Checking Blood Glucose Levels
Complications
Prevent Diabetes Problems
Paying for Diabetes Care
Other Health Topics
Other Health Organizations

 

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THE SPECIALIST

Most primary care physicians can treat Diabetes. An endocrinologist is a specially trained doctor. Endocrinologists diagnose diseases that affect your glands including Diabetes. Click on one of the links below to learn more.

 
 
INTRODUCTION TO DIABETES

Your lifestyle plays an important role as to whether you will develop diabetes. Click on one of the links listed below for more information on preventing and/or controlling this disease.

 
NEWLY DIAGNOSED

Diabetes can not be cured but can be treated by medications, insulin injections, proper diet and exercise. It is extremely important that you schedule routine visits with your physician. Don't wait until you experience serious problems.

  • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (Ask your Slocum Dickson Physician for a Handout at your next visit)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (Ask your Slocum Dickson Physician for a Handout at your next visit)
 
PREGNANCY & DIABETES

Some women experience Diabetes during their pregnancy. IT is important that all women get tested for diabetes while they are pregnant. Symptoms of diabetes during pregnancy are not always noticeable. A women who has already had diabetes before her pregnancy will experience controlling the disease more difficult.

 
TREATMENT

Diabetes can be a deadly disease if not taken care of properly. It is extremely important that you take responsibility of good eating habits, daily exercise, maintaining your blood sugar, and stay alert for any warning signs. Many people suffer with Diabetes but this disease can be treated. Be sure you consult your physician to better understand what type of treatment may work best for you or your loved one.

 
CHECKING BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS
 
COMPLICATIONS

If Diabetes is not properly treated there are many health factors that could occur. It is important that you, the patient, take responsibility in maintaining you health and routinely meet with your healthcare specialists.

 
PREVENT DIABETES PROBLEMS
 
PAYING FOR DIABETES CARE

Check with your insurance company to find out what type of treatments, tests, and medications you are eligible for under your plan. Talk to your specialist if you are experiencing problems paying for some of your treatments.  

 
OTHER HEALTH TOPICS
  • Drawing Up and Giving Insulin (Ask your Slocum Dickson Physician for a Handout at your next visit)
  • Insulin-Reaction Hypoglycemia (Ask your Slocum Dickson Physician for a Handout at your next visit)
  • How to Give a Subcutaneous Injection (Ask your Slocum Dickson Physician for a Handout at your next visit)
  • Insulin Injection Rotation Chart (Ask your Slocum Dickson Physician for a Handout at your next visit)
  • Risk Factors and Warning Signs of Diabetes (Ask your Slocum Dickson Physician for a Handout at your next visit)
  • Ketone Testing (Ask your Slocum Dickson Physician for a Handout at your next visit)
 
OTHER HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS