Diabetes Specialist

Modern Concepts Medical Group -  - Family Medicine

Modern Concepts Medical Group

Family Medicine located in Pasadena, CA & Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA

Diabetes is a common condition, and many diabetics feel they aren’t receiving adequate health care. The Modern Concepts Medical Group provides an array of treatments for diabetes. With three locations in Pasadena, Boyle Heights, and Montebello, California, the team focuses on providing symptom relief and managing the disease. Call or book your appointment online for a custom diabetes treatment plan.

Diabetes Q&A

What is diabetes?

Diabetes involves the hormone, insulin. To process sugar from foods you eat into usable energy, your pancreas, the organ located near your stomach, produces insulin. Insulin works to break down sugars and starches.

Once the sugars and starches are broken down, insulin stores them in your cells so that they can be used. With diabetes, your pancreas stops working properly, and either can’t produce enough insulin or can’t produce any at all. In other cases, your pancreas can’t use its insulin effectively.

There are different types of diabetes:

Type 1 diabetes

A small percentage of people with diabetes have type 1. In type 1 diabetes, your body doesn’t produce enough insulin.

Type 2 diabetes

Most people with diabetes have type 2. With type 2, your body can’t make enough insulin or is unable to use it. You then become insulin resistant.

Other types of diabetes are rare and typically occur as a result of infections, surgery, drugs, malnutrition, or specific genetic disorders.

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

  • Fatigue
  • Numbness
  • Blurred vision
  • Urinating frequently
  • Excessive hunger and thirst

What are the complications of diabetes?

Seeking appropriate medical treatment for diabetes is important since it can lead to a range of troubling health complications, such as:

  • Stroke
  • Cataracts
  • Blindness
  • Amputations
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Skin disorders
  • Nerve damage

In more severe, extreme cases, the outcome can be fatal. Managing blood sugar properly and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are vital to getting diabetes under control.

What are the treatments for diabetes?

There are many treatments for diabetes. Your Modern Concepts Medical Group provider can discuss the various treatments at your consultation, which includes testing, and help you decide what treatments are right for you.

Some of the treatments include:

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Certain medications
  • Insulin injections, if necessary
  • Vitamin and mineral supplementation

You’ll need regular checkups with your Modern Concepts Medical Group provider to make sure you're managing your diabetes as best as possible. Your provider also monitors how well your treatments are working for you.

If you have diabetes, call or book online to visit the Modern Concepts Medical Group team for quality, compassionate service.