An estimated 37.3 million Americans are living with diabetes, and many more are at risk for the disease. At Optimal Healthcare Anywhere, primary care physician Nauroz Ali, MD, provides comprehensive diabetes care to keep your blood sugar levels healthy and lower your risk for complications. Dr. Ali provides one-on-one medical care through an online telehealth platform to diagnose and treat diabetes and prediabetes. He can prescribe medications and provide resources that support your health over the long term. Call the Las Vegas, Nevada, office to schedule a diabetes care appointment or book a consultation online today.
The diabetes care services at Optimal Healthcare Anywhere help you manage diabetes properly to prevent nerve damage and other complications.
Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body processes sugar from your diet. Typically, your pancreas produces the insulin hormone to convert sugar into the energy you need to function.
There are different types of diabetes that determine why that process doesn’t happen as it should, including:
Type 1 diabetes develops when your body doesn’t produce insulin to regulate your blood sugar levels. High blood sugar levels can cause physical symptoms that affect your health and ultimately lead to nerve damage.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough insulin or can’t use the insulin it produces properly. This causes an elevation in your blood sugar levels that can lead to additional complications.
Prediabetes describes blood sugar levels that are high but not high enough to be considered Type 2 diabetes. Without proper management, prediabetes can progress into Type 2 diabetes.
You should schedule a diabetes care appointment at Optimal Healthcare Anywhere if you already have a diagnosis and need help managing your condition.
Dr. Ali can also coordinate testing if you experience diabetes-related symptoms like:
Dr. Ali meets you online through a telehealth platform that you access on your smartphone or computer. He can refer you to a facility for blood work to assess your sugar levels.
Based on your results, Dr. Ali customizes a care plan to keep your blood sugar levels healthy.
People with Type 1 diabetes need daily insulin. You also need to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly throughout the day. Dr. Ali provides guidance to ensure you monitor your blood sugar properly.
Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes are often the result of obesity, lack of exercise, and an unhealthy diet. Dr. Ali may recommend lifestyle and diet changes initially to naturally regulate your blood sugar levels. If these changes aren’t enough, you may need to take medications.
Dr. Ali continues to monitor your progress with treatment and can request routine blood work to ensure your blood sugar levels remain healthy.
Call Optimal Healthcare Anywhere to schedule a diabetes care appointment or book a consultation online today.