Diabetes Specialists

East Tremont Medical Center -  - Multi-Specialty Group

East Tremont Medical Center

Multi-Specialty Group located in The Bronx, NY & New York, NY

Diabetes can be overwhelming to organize, manage, and control, so it’s important you have the right medical care and support of an experienced diabetes specialist. At East Tremont Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, the empathic health professionals are especially knowledgeable about the diagnosis and successful treatment and management of diabetes through medications, lifestyle changes, and other effective methods. For ongoing support to take some of the weight of diabetes off your shoulders, call East Tremont Medical Center, or simply click to schedule via the web.

Diabetes Q & A

What is Diabetes? 

Diabetes is a medical condition affecting the way that your body processes glucose. Glucose is a form of sugar found in many foods. Using the insulin hormone produced by your pancreas, a healthy body effectively converts glucose into usable energy for your bodily processes.

With diabetes, your body doesn’t produce enough insulin and can’t properly process glucose into energy. Glucose builds up in your bloodstream to concerning levels, resulting in high blood sugar.

Chronically high blood sugars prevent your body from creating new cells and healing damaged cells. High blood sugar levels can also suppress many of the natural processes needed for a healthy and balanced body and optimal functioning.

What are the Different Types of Diabetes?

Type 1 and type 2 are the primary types of diabetes.

  • Type 1 Diabetes: With Type 1 diabetes, your pancreas either produces a very small amount of insulin or no insulin at all. Treatment for type 1 diabetes usually involves dietary restriction, synthetic insulin, and ongoing diabetic management.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: If you have type 2 diabetes, your pancreas produces some insulin, but it isn’t enough to meet the needs of your body. With healthy lifestyle changes, weight loss, and dietary restrictions, type 2 diabetes can be more manageable and easier to control. Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in some instances.


What are the Possible Complications of Diabetes?

Diabetes can damage the tissues, cells, and organs of your body. This increases your risk of numerous health conditions, including: 

  • Kidney disease
  • Slow-healing injuries or wounds
  • Vascular and heart disease
  • Stroke and blood clots
  • Retinopathy that can cause blindness
  • Hearing impairment
  • Neuropathy, or nerve damage 
  • Weakened immune system

 

If you have diabetes, you should work closely with your East Tremont Medical Center specialist to develop a long-term plan to prevent severe diabetic complications. 

How Can I Prevent the Complications of Diabetes?

East Tremont Medical Center offers myriad solutions and services to help prevent severe diabetic complications, such as: 

  • Annual physicals 
  • Individualized exercise programs
  • Walk-in blood sugar checks
  • Routine in-house laboratory testing
  • Weight loss counseling 
  • Diabetic nutritional counseling
  • Medication management
  • In-house pharmacy 
  • Diabetic wound care and skin checks

 

East Tremont Medical Center supports you as you learn to manage your diabetes. The caring medical group is here to help you regulate your hormones and blood sugar levels throughout your lifetime. Your health and wellness always come first.

For an expert consultation regarding your diabetes, call East Tremont Medical Center, or book online today.