Laredo Premier Healthcare is dedicated to helping people with diabetes feel better and prevent long-term complications. Our team of physicians will make sure to treat you like family while providing you with the highest level of care.
• Blurred Vision
• Constant Hunger
• Frequent Urination
• Slow Healing Cuts
Early detection of diabetes is crucial to prevent long-term complications.
Testing is recommended to take place in a healthcare setting, such as an office or lab. If results determine that your blood glucose is high, or if you exhibit symptoms of high blood glucose, we will take appropriate treatment actions.
Type 1 diabetes (also known as "juvenile diabetes") is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. Only about 5% of people with diabetes have type 1. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. Insulin helps in getting glucose from the blood into the cells of the body. Glucose being derived from consumed sugars are important to be broken down for health reasons. With proper treatment, we can help you manage issues with type 1 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed in people with poor lifestyle choices and is the most common form of diabetes. Symptoms for type 2 diabetes are less noticeable as compared to type 1. In type 2 diabetes, the body is insulin resistant. This means that insulin is not being used properly, which leads to an increase in blood glucose (sugar) levels in the body. This state of high blood glucose is referred to as hyperglycemia. The cause of type 2 diabetes is due to the pancreas not making enough suitable insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels. This leads to reducing the amount of energy cells have, and long-term effects may include damage to the heart, eyes, nerves, and kidneys. Type 2 diabetes generally gets worse over time, so we recommend scheduling an appointment with one of our physicians, to help you manage issues with type 2 diabetes.
Gestational diabetes usually develops in women around the 24th week of pregnancy. This form of diabetes causing blood sugar levels to increase, and it is important to seek treatment options due to the mother and her baby being at risk health-wise. Gestational diabetes isn't permanent, but proper case during pregnancy is very important. We recommend visiting one of your physicians while pregnancy planning to make sure you and your baby remain healthy.
Diabetic Eye Test
People with diabetes can have an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. This is when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. These blood vessels can swell and leak. Or they can close, which stops blood from passing through. All of these changes can affect your vision.
Diabetic Retinopathy the leading cause of preventable blindness in the US, so it is important diabetics receive annual retinal assessments. At Laredo Premier Healthcare we use state of the art technology to test for Diabetic Retinopathy. We then notify you of any areas of concern or indications of eye disease.
Example of Diabetic Retinopathy
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