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Are you experiencing the symptoms of diabetes, or have you been diagnosis and in need of a doctor’s care? The physicians at Doctors Immediate Care can help. Call your local office to make an appointment.

What is the goal of treatment?

The major goal in treating diabetes is to minimize any elevation of blood sugar (glucose) without causing abnormally low levels of blood sugar. Type 1 diabetes is treated with insulin, exercise, and a diabetic diet. Type 2 diabetes is treated first with weight reduction, a diabetic diet, and exercise. When these measures fail to control the elevated blood sugars, oral medications are used. If oral medications are still insufficient, treatment with insulin is considered.

Adherence to a diabetic diet is an important aspect of controlling elevated blood sugar in patients with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has provided guidelines for a diabetic diet. The ADA diet is a balanced, nutritious diet that is low in fat, cholesterol, and simple sugars. The total daily calories are evenly divided into three meals. In the past two years, the ADA has lifted the absolute ban on simple sugars. Small amounts of simple sugars are allowed when consumed with a complex meal.

Therapies

Weight reduction and exercise are important treatments for diabetes. Weight reduction and exercise increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin, thus helping to control blood sugar elevations.

Popular medications for type 2 diabetes are designed to:

•Increase the sensitivity (response) of cells to insulin,
•Increase the insulin output by the pancreas,
•Decrease the amount of glucose released from the liver,
•Decrease the absorption of carbohydrates from the intestine,
•Slow emptying of the stomach to delay the presentation of carbohydrates for digestion and absorption in the small intestine.

The Popular Therapy for type 2 diabetes, consideration should be given to:

•The magnitude of change in blood sugar control that each medication will provide
•Other coexisting medical conditions (high blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.)
•Adverse effects of the therapy
•Contraindications to therapy
•Issues that may affect compliance (timing of medication, frequency of dosing); and
•Cost to the patient and the healthcare system.

It’s important to remember that if a drug can provide more than one benefit such as lowering blood sugar and have a beneficial effect on cholesterol it should be preferred. It’s also important to bear in mind that the cost of drug therapy is relatively small compared to the cost of managing the long-term complications associated with poorly controlled diabetes.

Varying combinations of medications also are used to correct abnormally elevated levels of blood glucose in diabetes. As the list of medications continues to expand, treatment options for type 2 diabetes can be better tailored to meet an individual needs. Not every patient with type 2 diabetes will benefit from every drug, and not every drug is suitable for each patient. Patients with type 2 diabetes should work closely with their physicians to achieve goals that provides the greatest benefits while minimizing risks.

Patients with diabetes should never forget the importance of diet and exercise. The control of diabetes starts with a healthy lifestyle regardless of what medications are being used.

Next Steps

Poor health can significantly affect your life. Improve your life by creating good health habits. Call your local office to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors for evaluation and testing.

 

When you get sick and are in need of urgent care you only want the quickest service available in your area, whether its during the week or weekend, care becomes an urgency no matter what.

A trip to an immediate care clinic is just what the doctor ordered.

Immediate care facilities are more popular and becoming known for assisting those with an urgency by walking in and waiting. Most are equipped with state of the art equipment to diagnose and treat most minor injuries and sicknesses.

To Wait or Not to Wait

When a patient is feeling sick, they do not want to wait hours and hours to see a doctor at an emergency room, and immediate care clinic is your best choice by searching for an urgent care clinic near you, you can get the immediate care within minutes.

Most immediate care facilities are equipped to handle most minor sicknesses of life in and out in a hurry. Search Doctors Immediate care near you, they have facilities that are perfect for the times in life when stitches are required for a cut and any non life threatening emergency happens, when broken bones must be treated and you need a few stitches.

When minutes matter, and you need non emergency immediate care, seek help at an urgent care facility like Doctors Immediate Care because that is all you may have time for.

Find a Location Near You

With many locations in the greater Chicago area, you’ll find clinics in Lombard, Lisle and Lincolnwood areas for immediate assistance.

Immediate care facilities are equipped with state of the art equipment to diagnosis and treat the minor injuries and sicknesses that make life a problem. When a patient is feeling bad, they do not want to wait hours and hours to see a doctor at an emergency room.

Instead, most immediate care facilities are equipped to deliver the minor sicknesses of life in and out in a hurry. Immediate care facilities are also perfect for the times in life when stitches are required for a cut.

Immediate care facilities are also excellent for the times in life when broken bones must be treated.

Urgent care facilities, on the other hand, are important for the minor sicknesses and quick visits.

When minutes matter, and you need non emergency immediate care, seek help at an urgent care facility like Doctors Immediate Care because that is all you may have time for.

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Companies need health care solutions that are both effective and affordable

At Doctors Immediate Care, we understand this, and strive to provide quality care at the lowest prices. Our process works by employing tactics and procedures that reduce the amount of time spent off the job, while minimizing medical expenses.

Occupational health problems that occur on the job can include:

  • Cuts, broken bones, sprains and strains
  • Loss of limbs
  • Repetitive motion disorders
  • Hearing problems caused by exposure to noise
  • Vision problems
  • Illness caused by breathing, touching, or swallowing unsafe substances
  • Illness caused by exposure to radiation
  • Exposure to germs in health care settings

In business, having a healthy workforce is vital to a company’s success. Small health issues can develop into larger concerns when they lead to missed work, injury on the job, lower efficiency and loss of income. Keeping employees healthy impacts the bottom line and helps companies large and small maximize their potential for greater success.

Doctors Immediate care is your partner in creating healthy employees. If you’re interested in learning more about the Occupational Medicine program at Doctors Immediate Care, please connect with our team to schedule a meeting and get more information.

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