Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Managing Type 2 Diabetes 2018-01-11T22:17:12+00:00

Overview

Type 2 diabetes requires careful management. If you’ve been recently diagnosed, you will most likely need to make some lifestyle changes. A more active and healthy lifestyle can help you avoid the serious complications linked to diabetes.

Management Plan

Your doctor will help create a management plan for your diabetes. This plan will teach you strategies for healthy living. You will need to schedule regular checkups and follow the advice of your healthcare team.

Check Your Blood Glucose

One of the most important aspects of diabetes care is monitoring your blood glucose, which is also called your blood sugar. Your blood glucose level changes depending on the foods you eat, your activity level, stress and other factors. At times it can get too high or too low, and this can cause serious problems. For some people, regular insulin injections may be necessary. By monitoring your glucose level regularly, you can learn how to keep it within a healthy range.

Get Regular Exercise

As part of your healthcare plan, you should exercise regularly. Try to be physically active for 30 minutes to one hour on most days. Brisk walking, dancing, swimming and bicycle riding are great low-impact exercises. Try to do strengthening exercises, such as sit-ups or weightlifting, twice a week.

Eat Healthy Foods

You should eat healthy foods. Replace red and processed meats with healthier sources of protein. Choose fish, poultry, nuts, whole grains and vegetables. Limit refined carbohydrates, which are found in foods such as white bread, pretzels and chips. Skip the fried foods. Eat only small amounts of sugary foods, and choose water over sugary drinks. Limit your alcohol consumption.

Other Tips

You should also take other steps to ensure your health. Wear an ID bracelet or necklace to let people know that you have diabetes. Take care of your teeth. See your eye doctor regularly. Inspect your feet regularly, and make sure to care for any foot problems immediately. Don’t smoke. With frequent checkups and careful management, you can keep your type 2 diabetes under control. You can enjoy a long and healthy life.

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)