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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.
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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- Annual Physicals
- Diabetes Care
- Transportation (for eligible patients)
- 24⁄7 patient support line
- Preventive care and planning
- Nutrition and weight loss advice
Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Explained
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.
Frequently Asked Questions for Diabetes
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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.