Type 2 Diabetes Care In El Paso
Between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, type 2 is by far the most prevalent type of diabetes. Approximately 90-95% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, and various advancements in medicine over time have seeked to address its effects.
Transmountain Primary Care offers diabetes management services for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. We can help you or your loved ones manage your diabetes and improve your overall health.
What Is Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes stems from a specific impairment in the regulation and use of sugar in the body.
Type 2 diabetes is a two-pronged issue–first, cells respond poorly to insulin, a hormone that is important for storing glucose (sugar) as fat. This means more insulin is needed to produce the same glucose-storing effects. Secondly, the pancreas does not produce enough insulin altogether, which often results in the need for exogenous insulin.
If cells are less sensitive to insulin, then less sugar can be stored in cells. This inevitably leads to high blood sugar levels which can lead to disorders in various bodily systems. This is why diabetes increases the risk of serious issues in the immune, nervous, and circulatory systems in the body.
Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes features a pancreas that can still produce insulin, albeit in reduced amounts. Those with type 1 diabetes do not have a pancreas that produces insulin, meaning it must all be provided via outside sources.
What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?
The causes of type 2 diabetes are still being understood, but strong correlations can be made between diabetes and ultraprocessed and/or sugary foods. Lack of exercise can also be a contributing factor for some, as well as being overweight or obese. Diabetes is also believed to be linked to genetics as well. However, there are always exceptions to these correlations so it’s important to look out for signs of diabetes.
Signs you may have type 2 diabetes include but are not limited to the following:
- Increased and/or uncharacteristic hunger
- Frequent urination
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
- Increased thirst
- Slow healing
- Tingling or pain in the feet or hands
- Yeast infection
- Itchy skin
If you have any of these symptoms and think you may have diabetes, contact us today to schedule an appointment to receive more information.
Contact Us Today For Expert Diabetes Management
For most, diabetes is a condition that is chronic and can lead to other health issues, but you can fight against diabetes with proper guidance and management. Our team is always available to help those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes to better manage their diabetes and take control of their lives.
If you are interested in our diabetes management services or have more questions about the condition, contact us today to schedule an appointment!