Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body processes glucose, the primary energy source for your cells. There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Dr. Juan Carlos Zubieta can perform a blood test to check your blood sugar levels and recommend lifestyle changes and medications to help you manage your diabetes. By working with North Houston Diabetes Institute in Humble, TX to manage your diabetes, you can maintain good health and prevent complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, and nerve damage.
What's The Difference Between Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks and destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps your body use glucose for energy. Without insulin, glucose can build up in your bloodstream and cause health problems.
Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which your body becomes resistant to insulin's effects or produces insufficient insulin to meet your body's needs. It can also cause high glucose levels in your bloodstream. Type 2 diabetes risk factors include genetics, sedentary living habits, and other factors.
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Diabetes can have long-lasting effects on your health if left untreated, including damage to your eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart. Regular check-ups with Dr. Juan Carlos Zubieta can help you manage the condition and prevent or reduce these complications. Early detection and treatment of diabetes can improve your quality of life and life expectancy. He can also advise lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, and prescribe medications to help you manage your blood sugar levels and maintain your overall health.
Please explore our website to learn more about the conditions we treat and the services provided. For more information about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Juan Carlos Zubieta at North Houston Diabetes Institute in Humble, TX, call (832) 644-9595.