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Diabetes Health Services In Dublin, Virginia

Experts in Health Services for Persona with Diabetes

Diabetes is a complex and serious disease and here at Pulaski Internal Medicine, we understand the seriousness and the risks it poses to our patients. For more than a decade, Pulaski Internal Medicine has been working to provide the best of care to our patients with a chronic disease, especially to those with diabetes. Our internal medicine service’s goal is to assist in managing chronic medical conditions with ongoing treatment for diabetes symptoms. Patients are seen for general health examinations as well as for consultation on complex medical problems. If you are in need of medical health screenings, call Pulaski Internal Medicine at (540) 674-4914.

Three Steps to Managing and Controlling Diabetes

The same healthy lifestyle that treats Type I can also help prevent pre-diabetes, type II diabetes, and gestational diabetes. The three main steps in controlling and preventing all types of diabetes are eating healthy foods, getting plenty of physical activity, and losing any excess weight. Choose foods lower in fat and calories and higher in fiber. Lot of fruits and vegetables should be a part of a diabetic’s lifestyle. Getting more physical activity will help you to control your sugar levels along with helping to control your weight and lose a few pounds. To get your weight in a healthy range, focus on permanent changes to your eating and exercise habits. Motivate yourself by remembering the benefits of losing weight, like a healthier heart, more energy, and improved self-esteem.

Diabetes Health Screening at Pulaski Internal Medicine

Diagnosing diabetes as soon as you can is very important. Living with untreated diabetes is dangerous and can cause permanent damage to your organs. Here at Pulaski Internal Medicine, we promote diabetic screenings for any patient that comes in with relative symptoms. There are two non-invasive tests to know if you have type II diabetes. The first test is a simple finger stick, done after eight hours of fasting. If your fasting levels are high, then a blood test will be done called a plasma glucose test. This is also a simple blood test done after eight hours of fasting. The goal of these screening procedures is to rule out diabetes or to catch it before any damage to your body.

Leader in Diabetes Management Care

Managing your diabetes, once you are diagnosed, is very important. Taking care of your diabetes is essential in order to not cause permanent organ damage. One of the most important parts of managing this disease is knowing how foods will affect your sugar levels. Along with knowing what foods to eat, it is important to practice portion control. Mastering carbohydrate counting and portion size is critical. A key to many diabetes management plans at Pulaski Internal Medicine is learning how to count carbohydrates.

Carbohydrates often have the biggest impact on your blood sugar levels. And for people taking mealtime insulin, it's important to know the number of carbohydrates in your food. When planning your meals have a good mix of starches, fruits, vegetables, proteins and fats. Diabetic patients should watch when choosing carbohydrates, and choose the healthy ones. Some carbohydrates, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, are better for you than are others.