Diabetes Specialist

Prominis Medical Services -  - Primary Care

Prominis Medical Services

Primary Care Practice located throughout Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Glendale, New York

The right provider can help you manage your diabetes symptoms, prevent complications, lower your risks, and protect and improve your general health and wellness. At Prominis Medical Services with 12 locations across Brooklyn, Staten Island, Glendale, and Queens, New York, the caring medical professionals offer ongoing support for all types of diabetes. For your personal consultation and care plan, call Prominis Medical Services or request an appointment here on the website.

Diabetes Q & A

What is Diabetes? 

Diabetes is a medical condition affecting the way your body processes glucose — a type of sugar found in many foods. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. A healthy body uses the insulin hormone to convert glucose into usable energy for bodily processes. 

If you have diabetes, your body doesn’t produce enough insulin and can’t properly process glucose into energy. Glucose accumulates in your bloodstream and leads to high blood sugar. High blood sugar can severely damage the cells, organs, and tissues of your body over time. 

Chronically high blood sugar levels can even prevent your cells from regenerating effectively and inhibit the healing of damaged cells. Chronic high blood sugar levels might also suppress many of the natural processes needed for a healthy, balanced body and homeostasis. 

What are the Different Types of Diabetes?

Type 1 and type 2 are the main types of diabetes.

  • Type 1 Diabetes: If you have type 1 diabetes, your pancreas either produces a very small amount of insulin, or it doesn’t produce any insulin at all. Treatment usually involves synthetic insulin, dietary changes and nutrition, and ongoing diabetic management.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: With type 2 diabetes, your pancreas does produce some insulin, but not enough to meet the needs of your body. With healthy lifestyle changes, weight loss, and dietary modifications, type 2 diabetes is easier to control and might even be reversed.
  • Prediabetes: Prediabetes occurs when you have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not high enough to be considered diabetes. Prediabetes is essentially a warning zone that diabetes might develop in the future if your blood sugar levels aren’t regulated and controlled.


What are the Possible Complications of Diabetes?

Diabetes can damage bodily organs, cells, and tissues, and increase the risk of a multitude of health conditions, such as:

  • Slow-healing injuries or wounds
  • Weakened immune system
  • Hearing impairment
  • Neuropathy, or nerve damage 
  • Kidney disease
  • Heart and vascular disease
  • Stroke and blood clots
  • Retinopathy, which might lead to blindness

 

As part of your ongoing diabetes management, your provider regularly monitors you for any indications of these potential long-term complications. 

How Can I Prevent the Complications of Diabetes?

Prominis Medical Services provides services that reduce your risk for diabetic complications, including: 

  • Diabetic wound care and skin checks
  • Diabetic diet counseling
  • Medication management
  • Personalized exercise programs
  • Annual physicals 
  • Walk-in blood sugar checks
  • Routine laboratory testing
  • Weight loss counseling 

 

Your provider supports you as you learn to manage your diabetes and protect your health throughout your lifetime. 

Schedule your expert diabetes consultation and receive the quality and empathic care you deserve by calling Prominis Medical Services or requesting an appointment online.