Diabetes is a serious metabolic condition that affects the way your body processes glucose or blood sugar. Quality medical management of diabetes helps prevent complications that include neurological complications, kidney disease, eye issues, and foot damage. At Stem Cell Therapy of Las Vegas & Med Spa LLC in Las Vegas, Nevada, general surgeon Lambert Abeyatunge, MD, FACS, FRCS, FRCSC, FICS, helps manage diabetes with treatments that include innovative stem cell therapy and surgery to prevent tissue damage. Call the office today or schedule online if you have diabetes and need management to help you manage the disease.
Diabetes is a disease that affects your endocrine system. It prevents your body from creating enough of the hormone insulin or effectively using it to shuttle blood sugar into cells for storage or energy use.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition, usually diagnosed in youth. Type 1 diabetics have a pancreas that doesn’t produce insulin at all.
Type 2 diabetes develops over time as your body becomes resistant to insulin or your pancreas fails to produce enough. While the exact cause of type 2 diabetes isn’t understood, it’s highly preventable and often develops due to poor lifestyle choices.
When you have elevated blood sugar levels that aren’t quite high enough to be diagnosed as a fully diabetic, you may be diagnosed with prediabetes. This diagnosis enables you to take action to reverse the problem by making healthy changes to your lifestyle before type 2 diabetes completely sets in.
If you have diabetes, your average life expectancy, on average, is reduced by 12-14 years due to complications of the disease. Managing your blood sugar is highly effective in reducing the impact of these complications. Adopting changes in your lifestyle habits, such as maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet and regular exercise, helps keep your glucose levels in check. Some medications help with management, too, when lifestyle changes aren’t enough.
Dr. Abeyatunge helps you with this comprehensive management as well as surgical interventions, such as an unavoidable amputation. He helps you take specific precautions if you should need surgery, as diabetes can interfere with healing; you have a greater risk of post-surgical complications with your heart, hydration, kidneys, and infection.
Stem cell therapy shows amazing promise in helping people with diabetes, too. Stem cell therapy cannot cure diabetes, but it can notably improve a patient’s quality of life by reducing symptoms and complications. Stem cell therapy may also slow the progression of diabetes. You can experience:
If you have diabetes, seek the integrative care provided by Stem Cell Therapy of Las Vegas & Med Spa LLC. Call the office to make an appointment or use the online booking tool today.