Diabetes (Type 2)

Diabetes (Type 2) 2018-01-11T22:13:52+00:00

Overview

This disease is the most common form of diabetes. With it, the hormone insulin has problems turning blood glucose (commonly called blood sugar) into energy. If untreated, type 2 diabetes can lead to many serious problems.

How it Develops

Type 2 diabetes develops gradually. Normally, the pancreas releases insulin into the bloodstream to help the body use glucose. But in some people, the body develops a resistance to insulin. Glucose builds up in the bloodstream. The pancreas responds by releasing more insulin, but eventually it cannot produce enough to meet the body’s needs. When this happens, the person has type 2 diabetes.

Risk Factors

Many factors raise a person’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes. It most commonly develops in people who are age 45 or older. People who are overweight, physically inactive or who have family members with this disease are at a higher risk. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and vascular problems raise a person’s risk. It is more common in certain racial and ethnic groups, including people who are of black, Hispanic or Asian descent. And it is more common in people who have developed prediabetes, gestational diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome.

Symptoms

Symptoms may include increased thirst, increased hunger, frequent urination and fatigue. The person may experience weight loss and blurred vision. Areas of darkened skin in the armpits and on the neck may develop. The person may also have sores that are slow to heal, and frequent infections. However, some people don’t notice any symptoms.

Symptoms

A TN attack may last from a few seconds to a few minutes. People describe the pain as like a sudden burn or an electric shock, typically felt on only one side of the face. It’s an incredibly intense sensation that can be physically incapacitating.

Complications

Diabetes can lead to a wide range of complications. It can cause damage to the heart, the blood vessels and the kidneys. Poor circulation can lead to
infections in the skin, especially in the feet. Diabetes can lead to a type of nerve damage called neuropathy. This causes numbness and tingling in the extremities. Diabetes can lead to a loss of vision and hearing. It can also increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Management

Type 2 diabetes can be managed with healthy eating, regular exercise and careful glucose monitoring. A doctor may prescribe medications to treat diabetes or its complications, and insulin therapy to help stabilize blood glucose levels.

TYPES OF PAIN WE TREAT

GASTROINTESTINAL

Hiatial Hernia
Peptic Ulcer

EAR, NOSE AND THROAT

Trigeminal Neuralgia

GENERAL HEALTH

Herniated Disk
Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
Osteoarthritus of the Knee
Osteoporosis
Trigger Point Injections
Where Lower Back Pain Begins
Where Neck Pain Begins
Whiplash

Brain and Mental Health

Depression
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Post-Whiplash Headache
Stroke
Substance Abuse
Traumatic Brain Injury
Occipital Neuralgia (Arnolds Neuralgia)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Substance Dependence
Tension Headache
Trigeminal Neuralgia

Diabetes Conditions

Diabetic Foot
Hyperglycemia (High Blood Glucose) and Diabetes
Hyperglycemia (Low Blood Glucose) and Diabetes
Prediabetes
Diabetes (Type 2)

Diabetes Treatments

Diabetes and Foot Care
Diabetes and Exercise
Diabetes and Healthy Eating
Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Digestive and Urinary Systems Conditions

Constipation (Adults)

Heart, Blood and Blood Vessel Conditions

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Infectious Diseases

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

Lung Conditions

Asthma
Bronchitis
COPD
Emphysema

Medications

Opioids Medications
Opioids (Common Side Effects)
Opioids (Dependence and Addiction)
Opioids and Chronic Pain Management
Using Opioids Safely

Sleep Disorders

Insomnia
Restless Leg Syndrome
Sleep Apnea

Systemic and Genetic Disorders and Conditions

Anemia
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Fibromyalgia
Overweight and Obesity

Head Non-Surgical Procedures

Botox Injections for Chronic Migraine

Peripheral Non-Surgical Procedures

Fascia Illiaca Block
Brachial Pleaxus Block
Femoral Nerve Block
Poplitea Fossa Block

Spine Conditions

Cervical Radiculopathy
Compression Fractures of the Spine
Facet Joint Syndrome
Herniated Discs
Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
Myelopathy
Spinal Stenosis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Where Lower Back Pain Begins

Spine Non-Surgical Procedures

Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
Discography
Facet Joint Injections
Flouroscopic Guided Piriformis Injection
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection (without contrast)
Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
Medial Branch Block (Cervical)
Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Lumbar Facets
Sacrolliac Joint Steroid Injection
Stellate Ganglion Block

Spine Surgical Procedures

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy
Laminectomy
Laminectomy (cervical) with Fusion
Lumbar Disc Microsurgery
Lumbar Discoscopic Discectomy
Micro Endoscopic Discectomy
Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdecompression
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Spinal Fusion (Lumbar)
Selective Endoscopic Disectomy

Foot and Ankle Procedures

PRP Therapy
PRP Therapy for Achilles Tendon Pain
PRP Therapy for Peroneal Tendonitis
PRP Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Hip and Thigh Conditions

Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Hip Joint Injection
PRP Therapy
Ultrasound-Guided Illoinguinal Nerve Block

Knee Procedures

PRP Therapy
Flouroscopic Guided Steroid Injection for Knee Pain
Genicular Nerve Block
HYALGAN Injection for Knee Pain (Flourscopic Guided)
Visco-supplementation for Arthritis of the Knee

Shoulder Procedures

Suprascapular Nerve Block (Flouroscopically Guided)