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Speak to a primary care doctor about diabetes. Treating diabetes is extremely important because if left unchecked, is likely to generate other health issues such as heart disease and stroke. Request an appointment below or call (877) 823-1648 now.

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Diabetes Treatment

Diabetes is assessed from patient to patient and can vary depending on each individual’s health. One of the main ways to avoid developing diabetes is balancing a diet that incorporates a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains along with daily exercise is vital to keeping our body healthy and well maintained. Oak Street Health makes it easy to see a doctor quickly and creates a unique care plan for your type of diabetes.

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We are doctors for adults on Medicare.

As you get older, primary care has never been more important. We’re experts at providing professional, friendly medical care to Medicare patients and adults over 65, and we know what it takes to keep you happy, healthy, and out of the hospital. So let’s talk about how our Medicare doctors can better care for you. Other services offered:
    • Annual Physicals
    • Prescriptions
    • Immunizations
    • Diabetes Care
    • Transportation (for eligible patients)
    • 247 patient support line
    • Preventive care and planning
    • Nutrition and weight loss advice
    • Telehealth

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Explained

Overall, there are five types of diabetes that include: Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, Monogenic Diabetes, and Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes. However, the two most common forms consist of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, which are induced by how a patient’s body handles insulin.
  • Type 1 Diabetes

    Type 1 diabetes occurs when one’s immune system attacks its own pancreas and destroys the cells that make insulin. This is why those with type 1 diabetes have to regularly take insulin because, without it, their body would have no energy and fail. The primary cause for this disease is genetics and therefore, it’s less likely that a patient can prevent it. However, there are many steps a patient can take in their daily life to improve the side effects of their disease and improve their condition.

  • Type 2 Diabetes

    Type 2 diabetes (the most common form of diabetes), is induced when one’s body does not make enough insulin or doesn’t use the insulin well. Insulin is a hormone that affects the levels of blood sugar (glucose) and how it is used by the body. Unlike type 1 diabetes, it is possible to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes as it can be avoided through the maintenance of a healthy diet and exercise. The risk for developing type 2 diabetes can be identified early by seeing your doctor for annual screenings.

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The staff here is kind and makes me feel comfortable. Oak Street Health works with many hospitals, which makes it easy for me to always have access to good care and it’s comforting to know that I can always see a friendly primary care doctor near me.
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Diabetes Treatment for Adults on Medicare | Oak Street Health

Oak Street Health is your home for comprehensive primary care. With our wide network of senior primary care centers, our experienced team of primary care doctors, specialists and caregivers, and our full range of medical services––which includes diabetes treatment ––we have your health needs covered.

There are five types of diabetes that include: Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, Monogenic Diabetes, and Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes. However, the two most common forms consist of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, which are induced by how a patient’s body handles insulin. The biggest preventive care measure you can take to avoid developing diabetes down the line is maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Balancing a diet that incorporates a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains along with daily exercise is vital to keeping our body healthy and well maintained.