Cardiology Austin

Diabetes

DIAGNOSIS & TREAMENT

The Diabetes Specialists at Little River Healthcare empower patients to enjoy the little things in life. A Diabetes diagnosis can sometimes feel like a death sentence. Not to us. To us, it’s the beginning of a journey to feeling better, feeling more alive. Diabetes can hurt; physically, mentally, emotionally. We’ll help. We will help you break free of the pain and help you find a healthy balance between your old life and your new life. You are not a diabetic, you’re a mother or a father, a brother or a sister, a son or a daughter. You have a life to enjoy; we’ll make sure you live it.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Diabetes Locations


Austin Diabetes

King’s Daughters Clinic
1905 SW H.K. Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX 76502
Phone: (254) 298-2400
Diabetes Doctors for Belton, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Killeen, Temple, and Waco.

Physician’s Center
3721 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX 78628
Phone: (512) 930-9130
Diabetes Doctors for Austin, Georgetown, Round Rock, and Taylor.

Cameron Medical Clinic
708 N. Crockett
Cameron, TX 76520
Phone: (254) 697-6554
Diabetes Doctors for Cameron, Rosebud, Rogers, Buckholts, and Lott.

Rockdale Family Care – Suite A
1700 Brazos Ave. Suite A
Rockdale, TX 76567
Phone: (512) 446-4545
Diabetes Doctors for Rockdale, Cameron, Milano, Thorndale, and all of Milam County.

 
 

    TYPE 1:
    Formerly called “juvenile diabetes;” Seventy percent of diagnoses occur before 30 years of age; Sudden onset and treated with insulin; Inherited condition that cannot be prevented.
    TYPE 2:
    Ninety percent of diabetics have type 2; Eighty percent are overweight; Slow-onset symptoms; Often results from poor diet and exercise; Treatment options vary.
    LADA (TYPE 1.5):
    Slowly-progressing variation of type 1; Often misdiagnosed as type 2; Common in ages 35 and older.
    GESTATIONAL:
    Develops during pregnancy; Caused by increased hormone production; Often a temporary condition; Increases risk of developing type 2 Diabetes.
    SURGICALLY-INDUCED:
    Occurs when insulin production is affected by pancreatic surgery; Can be temporary or permanent; Treated with medication or insulin injections.
    CHEMICALLY-INDUCED:
    Develops through steroid use, such as prednisone and cortisone; Treated with oral medication or insulin.

Diabetic Complications

Diabetes is often attributed as the root cause of many serious health problems. In some cases, diabetes can lead to:

– Hypoglycemia
– Hypertension
– Dyslipidemia
– Death
– Heart Attack
– Stroke
– Eye Damage
– Kidney Disease
– Amputations
– Gastroparesis
– High Blood Pressure
– Numbness
– Ketoacidosis
– Kidney Disease
– HHNS
– Skin Infections
– Heart Disease
– Blood Vessel Disease
– Peripheral Arterial Disease
– Blindness

 
 
 
 

Though there are varying types of diabetes, each with different characteristics and causes, all forms of diabetes directly result from the body’s inability to produce adequate amounts of insulin or improper cell response to insulin.

People who are diabetic, prediabetic, or at high risk for diabetes often share many of these common factors:

• Overweight or Obese
• Insufficient Exercise
• Unhealthy Eating Habits
• Family History of Type 1
• Viral/Bacterial Infection
• Genetic Predisposition
• Smoke Tobacco
• Low Amount of Sleep
• Increasing Age
• Toxins Within Food
• Autoimmune Disorder
• Injury/Disorder of Pancreas

 
 
 
 

Though there are varying types of diabetes, each with different characteristics and causes, all forms of diabetes directly result from the body’s inability to produce adequate amounts of insulin, or improper cell response to insulin. People who are diabetic, prediabetic, or at high risk for diabetes often share many of these common factors:

• Overweight or Obese
• Insufficient Exercise
• Unhealthy Eating Habits
• Family History of Type 1
• Viral/Bacterial Infection
• Genetic Predisposition
• Smoke Tobacco
• Low Amount of Sleep
• Increasing Age
• Toxins Within Food
• Autoimmune Disorder
• Injury/Disorder of Pancreas

 
 
 
 

By practicing the following actions, some types of diabetes may be prevented:

• Weight Loss
• Maintain a Healthy Diet
• Stop Smoking
• Moderate Alcohol Intake
• Regular Exercise
• Preventative Medication
• Get Yearly Check-Ups
• Healthy Sleep Schedule