More than 34 million adults in the United States have diabetes, and the rates of diagnosis continue to go up. Experienced internal medicine physician Gary D. Schwartz, MD, in Hackensack, New Jersey, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes at his concierge medicine practice. For expert diabetic care that focuses on you, call the office today to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking tool.
Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that leads to elevated blood glucose levels. Glucose is your body’s primary source of fuel and comes from the food you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps carry the glucose from your blood into your cells.
If you have diabetes, this process isn’t working properly, causing sugar to accumulate in your bloodstream. Over time, high blood sugar levels can lead to other health conditions, such as kidney or heart disease.
There is no cure for diabetes, but Dr. Schwartz offers personalized concierge care to help you keep your blood sugar levels in check and reduce your risk of complications.
There are four types of diabetes:
Pre-diabetes is an indicator you’re at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. It occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than they should be but not yet high enough to be considered full blown diabetes. You may be able to reverse the effects with a strict diet and exercise regimen.
Type 1 diabetes occurs when your pancreas no longer produces insulin. It usually develops during childhood and is an autoimmune disorder.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes and most often develops in adults. It occurs when your body either doesn’t produce enough insulin or doesn’t respond to it appropriately.
Gestational diabetes develops in pregnant women. You may be at risk for gestational diabetes if you gain too much weight during your pregnancy.
Diabetic care is an ongoing lifelong practice. To stay on top of diabetes and to maintain your health while still taking part in the activities you enjoy requires a comprehensive diabetes care-management program.
Dr. Schwartz’s concierge model enables him to deliver precisely this level of diligent care. He creates a dedicated treatment plan for each patient, personalized to your medication needs, and tailored to your lifestyle.
Depending on the type of diabetes you have, you may need insulin or other medicines to control any potential diabetes side effects, like hypertension and high cholesterol.
Dr. Schwartz looks at your current habits and helps you adopt healthier practices where necessary, such as giving up smoking and drinking alcohol, exercising regularly, changing your diet, and effectively managing stress.
Call Dr. Schwartz, MD, to find out more about his concierge services, or book an appointment using the online tool.