November is diabetes awareness month and around 37.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes by 2022 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Diabetes is considered a chronic disease where the body has a hard time processing sugar whether that be high or low blood sugar.
Symptoms of high blood sugar (but not limited to):
- Increased thirst
- Needing to urinate frequently
Symptoms of low blood sugar (but not limited to):
- Fast heartbeat
- Nervousness or anxiety
Getting tested for type 1 diabetes (usually genetic) and type 2 (adult onset) can help you better understand if the type of diabetes is reversible or not. Usually type 2 is reversible with proper exercise and diet.
At Kessmann Functional & Concierge Medicine Dr. Jessica Kessmann tailors nutrition plans for each patient. She understands that not everyone’s body can cater to a diet. Nutrition is important to her and she wants her patients to be comfortable with their custom-made nutrition plan. When someone has diabetes it can almost seem like every food is ‘off-limits’, however, there are ways to still eat what you enjoy in a healthy manner. If you are interested in a diabetes plan that does not involve medicine check out Dr. Kessmann’s clinic.
At Addison Internal Medicine, there are a variety of doctors that can help you better manage your diabetes with medicine and a lifestyle change. At this clinic they want their patients to know that they have doctors who care about their health and they understand about wanting to continue to live a normal life as much as possible.