Diabetes Specialist

Pikeville Urgent Care & Body Boutique

Urgent Care & Aesthetics located in Pikeville, TN

More than 100 million men and women in America currently have diabetes or prediabetes, and it’s growing more common all the time. Type 2 diabetes, overwhelmingly the most common type, is largely preventable and manageable if you make smart changes. The experts at Pikeville Urgent Care & Body Boutique in Pikeville, Tennessee, can help you avoid diabetes if you have prediabetes and will guide you in diabetes management if you’re diagnosed. Use the online scheduler, or call to book your appointment now.

Diabetes

What is prediabetes?

If you have prediabetes, you have higher-than-normal blood sugar, but it isn’t at diabetes levels. In most cases, men and women who develop Type 2 diabetes have prediabetes first. If you have prediabetes, your Pikeville Urgent Care & Body Boutique care provider can help you make some healthy changes to avoid a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis later.

Often, prediabetes sufferers are overweight, and weight loss medication may be helpful. Your Pikeville Urgent Care & Body Boutique care provider can prescribe the medication and also help you implement a smart diet and exercise routine to drop the extra weight.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious condition in which your blood sugar is too high because you don't make enough insulin or your body can't use insulin well. Type 1 diabetes, which makes up less than 10% of all diabetes cases, isn't preventable and usually starts in childhood or young adulthood.

Type 2 diabetes usually begins in adulthood, but it affects an increasing amount of children today, too. You can prevent Type 2 diabetes if you take the right steps, including managing your weight, diet, and exercise.

What happens when diabetes is not treated?

Without treatment, diabetes can cause serious health issues including kidney damage, eye damage, and nerve damage. Fortunately, your Pikeville Urgent Care & Body Boutique care provider helps you manage diabetes in a variety of effective ways.

Weight loss medication and lifestyle changes are sometimes enough to control your Type 2 diabetes, but if your blood sugar is still too high, your care provider can also prescribe a drug that helps lower blood sugar levels. As long as you take care of your Type 2 diabetes now, you may not need insulin.

Type 1 diabetes sufferers must take insulin (typically injections or pump) to survive and stay healthy. Most Type 1 diabetes sufferers regularly see an endocrinologist who specializes in diabetes care, but your Pikeville Urgent Care & Body Boutique can co-manage your care with your diabetes specialist to make sure that you enjoy peak whole-body health.

Diabetes is a challenge, but it isn’t one you have to take on alone. Use online scheduling, or call Pikeville Urgent Care & Body Boutique to arrange your appointment today.