Diabetes Doctor Houston
Diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the US, many of whom are undiagnosed by a medical doctor. Patients in Houston, Texas are increasingly feeling the effects of the disease. The disease is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic amputation, and new cases of blindness in the United States, and is also a major cause of heart disease, stroke and death.
The term "diabetes" refers to a group of diseases in which the body does not produce enough or effectively use insulin. As a result, patients have high levels of sugar in their blood. By treating and managing blood sugars, many of the complication of diabetes can be prevented.
The physicians at River Oaks Doctors Group believe each patient with diabetes should be managed individually. Sugars can be controlled with diet, exercise, medication, insulin, insulin pumps, or a combination of these. Patients should be educated about the disease and screened regularly for complications such as eye disease, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, and neurological disease.