Diabetes is a chronic disease that impairs the body’s ability to use blood sugar. There is a growing concern about diabetes because it is being diagnosed in more people every year. Prolonged exposure to high blood sugar levels damages nerves and blood vessels. Over time, this can lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and neuropathy. Although diabetes cannot usually be cured, it can be treated and the complications can be prevented. Weight loss, regular exercise, changing diet, and taking medications can all improve diabetes. Treating diabetes can be complicated. It requires frequent monitoring and a high level of attention. At Dillon Internal Medicine, we are prepared to help you diagnose, treat, and manage diabetes and all of its associated conditions.
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