6 Ways An Internal Medicine Physician Helps Manage Your Diabetes
Internal medicine physicians do a variety of things, one of them being aiding patients in managing their diabetes. More than 100 million Americans live with diabetes or prediabetes and not one person’s situation is the same as the next. That’s why it takes experienced doctors who care about their patients to help each one manage their specific condition to live a more full and healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Elsaadi, an experienced and highly qualified internal medicine physician helps you manage your diabetes by:
By evaluating symptoms and ordering the appropriate diagnostic tests
Tracking Your Overall Health
You are not defined by diabetes — you have an entire body that needs to be kept in working order. The first thing he looks at is your overall health, both physically, mentally and emotionally. It’s important to communicate with your internist about anything that feels off so they can give you the right care.
Everybody is different so everyone’s care will be different. At our clinic, you will receive regular physicals to see if your diabetes is affecting any other parts of your body. We will make sure you’re staying strong and healthy.
Coming Up With Possible Diet Plans
As a diabetic, you know your body doesn’t produce insulin as it should. That’s why it’s important to eat a healthy diet and monitor your portion sizes to make sure nothing goes awry. Dr. Elsaadi will talk with you about your current diet, what you like to eat and what you don’t. Also we will check if you have a special diet you’re using, such as if you’re vegan, vegetarian or something along those lines.
We will recommend a diet plan for you, including an eating schedule. This could include advising you to fill your diet with lean proteins, vegetables, fruit, and whole grains and to stay away from processed foods, soda, shellfish and, of course, candy. Monitoring Potential Complications
Diabetes can cause all sorts of additional problems including hearing loss, kidney problems,foot problems, and cardiovascular problems. You will need to understand your diabetic risk. Our clinic will help you try to prevent, or minimise those things from happening. We also consult with other doctors if need be
Helping With Daily Blood Sugar Management
Everyone’s situation is different, internists help with the right way to track your blood sugar, you might have to prick yourself with a small lancet, Or used the newer technology of continuous monitoring systems. The purpose is to enable diabetics like yourself to dose themselves properly with supplemental insulin so your body stays running in correct fashion throughout the day. If you have an automatic insulin pump, you don’t have to worry about that. Either way, internists explain this whole process and talk with you about the best ways to monitor and manage your blood sugar every day.
Keeping You Informed About You
At the end of the day, only you really know how your body is feeling. No one else experiences it the way you do, so it’s important to have our qualified internist who listens to you and answers all of your questions.We pride ourselves on not only listening to you and answering your questions but also genuinely caring about you as a person. You’re the most important part of your diabetes care team.
Dr. Elsaadi has been taking care of patients with Diabetes for over 30 years and can help you manage your diabetes so you can live a full and healthy lifestyle. Make an appointment today.