Control Diabetes with Education and Confidence

Gulf Coast Healthy Living Magazine Volume 7, Issue 1 - Baptist Medical Group - Endocrinology

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Diabetes does not take a vacation. People living with it may try to ignore symptoms of elevated blood sugar (glucose), but the illness will find them. It is also the most common endocrine disorder and one of the largest health issues facing society. Baptist Medical Group – Endocrinology is devoted to help educate and empower people living with diabetes in our community.

Board-certified endocrinologist, Tareq S. Khairalla, M.D., says it is important for patients to be aware of subtle symptoms that may alert them to see a physician.

“Fatigue, excessive thirst, frequent urination and unexplained weight loss can be signs of high blood sugar,” said Dr. Khairalla. Other factors that may be cause for concern include falling asleep after meals, blurring or other changes in vision, mood changes, difficulty healing and frequent infections.

Baptist Medical Group – Endocrinology works with patients who have all types of diabetes – type 1, type 2, gestational diabetes and others. Type 1 diabetes leaves a person with little or no insulin resulting in a sugar buildup in the bloodstream. Baptist Medical Group – Endocrinology can offer insulin pumps and glucose sensors that allow patients with type 1 and some type 2 to continuously monitor their own blood sugar levels.

With the team at Baptist Medical Group – Endocrinology, patients can expect a true partner in their health journey. Their goal is to offer compassionate care that empowers people to take care of their diabetes needs, as well as other hormonal imbalances and metabolism disorders.

To read more about how to control diabetes with education and confidence please visit Gulf Coast Healthy Living - Winter 2018 edition. To read more about treatment for diabetes or to make an appointment with Baptist Medical Group - Endocrinology please visit BaptistMedicalGroup.org.