Over 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes. At Plainsboro Princeton Medical Associates PC, internal medicine specialists Dr. Aruna Chakrala and Dr. Sangeeta Buddala offer treatment and ongoing management of this chronic health disorder from their Plainsboro Township and Monroe Township, New Jersey, offices. If you have diabetes, call or use the online booking tool today and make an appointment.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when blood sugar levels are too high. Insulin, naturally produced in your body, helps the glucose in your blood give you energy from the food you eat. When your blood has too much glucose and you have diabetes, your body doesn’t produce enough insulin or use the insulin you produce properly.
There are two main types of diabetes:
Some of the most common signs and symptoms of diabetes include:
When you develop type 1 diabetes, the symptoms begin to show very quickly, usually within a few weeks. The signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes usually progress over several years.
Experts believe that type 1 diabetes is caused by genes or environmental factors, like a disease or virus, that trigger your immune system. Type 2 diabetes is often brought on by lifestyle factors, that is, an inactive lifestyle that leads to obesity. Extra belly fat and excess weight can cause insulin resistance.
Dr. Chakrala and Dr. Buddala emphasize healthy eating and regular exercise to treat diabetes. They work closely with you during your appointments to create appropriate exercise schedules and diet plans. These discussions might include brainstorming physical activities you enjoy and pinpointing problem areas, such as your sugar intake.
If you have diabetes, call or use the online booking tool to set up a consultation today.