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Multi Speciality Medical Practice located in Roseville & Folsom, CA

Diabetes services offered in Roseville and Folsom, CA

Diabetes is manageable but requires ongoing medical monitoring and support. The team of experienced providers at Zeam Medical Group in Roseville and Folsom, California, believe in personalized, accessible, and coordinated health care. When it comes to diabetes, the team works closely with you, helping you understand your disease and how best to manage it. For comprehensive diabetes care, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a long-term health condition characterized by higher-than-average blood glucose (blood sugar) numbers. Glucose comes from food, serving as the preferred energy source for all the cells in your body. 

After digestion, glucose enters the bloodstream, triggering the release of insulin from your pancreas. Insulin is a hormone that allows the cells in your tissues and organs to absorb the glucose from the bloodstream.

If you have diabetes, you have too much glucose in your blood because your body isn’t making enough (or any) insulin, or the insulin isn’t working as it should. 

Excess glucose in the blood affects almost every organ and tissue in your body, increasing your risk of developing other health problems. But with care from the team at Zeam Medical Group, you can take control of your diabetes, reducing the risk of complications.

What are the types of diabetes?

Diabetes type depends on the underlying cause of the changes in insulin production or function. Common types of diabetes include:

Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder that destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. People with this type of diabetes no longer make insulin and must take insulin injections.

Type 2 diabetes

With Type 2 diabetes, your insulin isn’t working as it should, so glucose stays in the bloodstream. Type 2 diabetes is more common than Type 1 diabetes.

Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops in women during pregnancy. Like Type 2 diabetes, higher-than-average blood glucose numbers occur because of problems with insulin function. 

What are the treatments for diabetes?

The Zeam Medical Group team takes a personalized approach to diabetes care. Treatment for your diabetes depends on the type, blood glucose numbers, and diabetes-related complications. 

The team works with you, developing a plan that helps you stay in control of your diabetes and health. Diabetes treatment may include:

  • Nutrition therapy
  • Behavioral therapy
  • An exercise program
  • Stress management
  • Home blood glucose monitoring
  • Insulin injections
  • Oral hypoglycemic medication (Type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes only)
  • Weight-loss management

Learning to manage your diabetes takes time, and no single treatment or tool works for all. 

The team at Zeam Medical Group understands the many factors that influence blood glucose numbers and provide all the tools available to support your specific health requirements. 

For a personalized and comprehensive approach to diabetes, call Zeam Medical Group or schedule an appointment online today.