Diabetes Specialist

AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Ellicott City

Primary Care Physicians located in Ellicott City, MD

When you suffer from Type 2 diabetes, whether you were recently diagnosed or you’ve been coping with its effects for years, you need professional help with diabetes management. At AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Ellicott City, highly trained medical providers give Ellicott City, Maryland, patients the tools needed to manage Type 2 diabetes while maintaining the best health possible. Click the online booking tool or call the office to schedule your appointment now.

Diabetes Q & A

What is Type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which your body doesn’t use the insulin hormone produced by your pancreas properly. This leads to high blood sugar levels. If your blood sugar level is consistently high, you can develop serious health problems such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Gum disease
  • Stroke
  • Vision problems
  • Nerve damage
  • Limb loss

About 90-95% of all diabetes sufferers have Type 2 diabetes. While the potential consequences of Type 2 diabetes are scary, the good news is that you can avoid severe health problems with the right diabetes management plan. With the help of your supportive care providers at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Ellicott City, you can maintain good health even with Type 2 diabetes.

What is the best diabetes management plan?

The best diabetes management plan is one that’s designed for your specific needs. Your care providers at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Ellicott City take many things into account when creating your diabetes management plan, including your current health, history with Type 2 diabetes, your risk level for other conditions, and more.

For any Type 2 diabetes sufferer, whether newly diagnosed or a long-term sufferer, health changes are a crucial part of diabetes management. You may need to:

  • Lose weight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Change the way you eat

AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Ellicott City offers weight management help as well as the other health counseling you need to make the necessary life changes.

Some Type 2 diabetes sufferers also need to take medication. Oral medications can reduce glucose production, increase insulin production, or make your body more sensitive to insulin. In some cases, Type 2 diabetes sufferers may need injectable insulin as well.

How often should I check my blood sugar?

Some Type 2 diabetes sufferers need to check their blood sugar every day. But, if you’re not taking supplemental insulin then it’s likely you don’t need to test daily. Your care provider will determine a blood sugar testing schedule that works for you. Of course, it’s also important to have checkups on a regular basis to monitor both your blood sugar and your overall wellness.

At AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Ellicott City, Type 2 diabetes sufferers can get the diabetes management support they need. Book your appointment online or by phone today.