People with diabetes are unable to maintain normal blood sugar levels. This happens because the body doesn't make enough insulin. It can also happen because the body can't properly use its own natural insulin. High blood sugar over time can lead to complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye damage, and foot problems that can lead to amputations. The good news is that healthy eating, physical activity, and Dr. Tony's Diabetic Program can help control blood sugar and avoid the complications.
Dr. Tony Jimenez introduces the Diabetes Control Program
As a diabetic, you are at a constant risk of developing complications. These complications are scary enough to make you sit up and take notice. Well, they are dangerous enough to take your life too! So, start caring for your body today! Hope4Diabetes Medical Center offers a complete program for the control of Diabetes.
Dr. Tony Jimenez, M.D.
Medical Director and Founder
Do you know...
Diabetes may mean an increased risk for heart disease and stroke
People with diabetes are two to four times more likely to suffer strokes
Heart disease and stroke are major causes of death in people with type 2 diabetes
Three out of four diabetes-related deaths are caused by heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease
People with diabetes also tend to have other risk factors for heart disease including obesity, high blood pressure, and hardening of the arteries
In a given day:
4000 new cases of diabetes will be diagnosed.
600 people will die from diabetes complications.
200 people will undergo an amputation due to diabetes.
100 cases of kidney failure will occur due to diabetes.
These statistics were grimly uttered by Ann Albright, Director of the Division of Diabetes Translation for the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Additionally, she said that "of the children born in America in 2000, one in three will develop diabetes in their lifetime."
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), there are 21 million people in the United States who are diagnosed with diabetes and if something dramatic does not occur in the next 20 years, this number will double!
Complications of Diabetes
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an acute and dangerous complication that is always a medical emergency. On presentation at hospital, the patient in DKA is typically dehydrated, and breathing rapidly and deeply. Read more...
Nonketotic hyperosmolar coma (HNS) is an acute complication sharing many symptoms with DKA, but an entirely different cause and different treatment. Read more...
Hypoglycemia, or abnormally low blood glucose, is an acute complication of several diabetes treatments. The patient may become agitated, sweaty, and have many symptoms of sympathetic activation of the autonomic nervous system resulting in feelings similar to dread and immobilized panic. Read more...
Vascular disease. Chronic elevation of blood glucose level leads to damage of blood vessels (angiopathy). Read more...