If you are suffering from diabetes in Cypress, TX you need to have a doctor you can count on to help you to monitor your condition. Dr. Janette Nguyen and Dr. Hoan Ngo of Premier NW Houston Medical Group have experience with the latest treatments and medication for both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
What Is Diabetes?
According to the CDC, more than 37 million Americans suffer from diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic condition that is caused by the inability of the pancreas to create enough insulin or for the body to use it correctly. When you eat food, it is turned into sugar and released as energy into the blood stream. This signals the pancreas to release insulin, which allows the cells to open and allow the energy in.
When this process isn't working correctly, the amount of sugar in the bloodstream rises and this can cause very serious health issues and even death. Diabetes is number 7 in causes of death in the US. You need to treat diabetes in Cypress, TX seriously.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes is the result of an autoimmune condition in your body that destroys the cells in your pancreas that create insulin. Your body is no longer able to create insulin, and you must take insulin every day. Your life depends on it. Only about 5-10% of diabetes cases are Type 1. The onset of Type 1 Diabetes can happen at any age but is most common in children, teens, and young adults.
Risk factors for this type of diabetes are a family history of the disease, your age and the color of your skin. Being white, young and having a family history of diabetes puts you at the greatest risk.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes accounts for 90-95% of diabetes cases. It is most common in people over the age of 45 but is becoming more common in younger people. With Type 2 Diabetes the pancreas produces insulin, but the cells are resistant to absorbing it. Many people are able to manage this type of diabetes with lifestyle changes. Eating healthily, losing weight, increasing exercise and lowering stress can all help in management. Your doctor can help you with medication if your body is not responding to the lifestyle changes and your blood sugar level is still too high.
Treating diabetes in Cypress, TX is vital to your health. You can count on Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Ngo of Premier NW Houston Medical Group to give you the care you need. Call our office at (281) 758-1022 to make an appointment or use the contact form on our website.