Diabetes Treatment and Care in El Paso
If you or a loved one suffers from Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, our family clinic can provide the treatment, care, and education you need. Our staff wants to help improve the quality of life of our patients. We provide comprehensive, thorough therapies and education to help you manage this chronic disease. If you are not sure but suspect you have diabetes, our team can provide a diagnosis as well.
Our doctor and nurses can help with:
- Understanding Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2
- New Diet and Meal Planning Needs
- Prescriptions for Insulin and Other Medication Needs
- Exercise Needs
- Foot Care
- Understanding and Avoiding Complications
- Self Glucose Monitoring and Equipment
Diabetes is a Growing Problem
According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2012, over 29 million Americans (a little over nine percent of the population) reported having diabetes. The problem is only getting worse as doctors diagnose 1.4 million more cases a year in America. According to the El Paso Diabetes Association, nine percent of people in Texas have diabetes. Every year diabetes leads to limb amputations, kidney failure, and blindness. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of adult blindness.
Early Intervention Makes a Big Difference
Fifty percent of all these conditions could be prevented with early intervention. These risks can be minimized with regular doctor visits. Our medical staff is dedicated to your comprehensive diabetes care and treatment. If you suspect you have diabetes, the best thing to do is visit a physician. Our staff can run labs right away to check your blood sugar levels. Often times, when patients come in soon enough, we can prescribe treatment plans and other meds before going straight to insulin injections. We can also give you advice on classes to take that will get you in contact with organizations and support groups.
We know that managing a chronic illness is never easy. Finding out that you have diabetes and not knowing what to do next can be confusing and frightening. At El Paso Family & Pediatric Clinic, we strive to provide answers and improve your quality of life. With the help of our friendly staff and knowledgeable physician, we will have you on the right track again. Please contact us today to set up an appointment or stop on by, as we take walk-in patients as well.