Diabetes

Harmony Health MD

Primary Care Physician located in Glendale, CA

About one-third of people with diabetes don’t know they have the condition. At Harmony Health MD in Glendale, California, individuals can get patient-centric, supportive care for this chronic disease. With an emphasis on education and empowerment, a dedicated physician will be your trusted partner on the road to healing. Call or schedule online to book an appointment today.

Diabetes Q & A

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What causes diabetes?

There are two main types of diabetes — type 1 and type 2 — and different factors cause them.

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition that often develops in childhood or early adulthood. With this condition, your immune system attacks healthy pancreatic beta cells, which are responsible for making the hormone insulin. When this happens, your body’s ability to regulate your blood sugar levels is compromised.

Type 2 Diabetes

The body’s inability to regulate insulin characterizes type 2 diabetes. However, it isn’t caused by an autoimmune response. Instead, it usually develops as a result of being overweight, obese, or inactive. Some individuals might also have a genetic predisposition to developing type 2 diabetes.

How is diabetes treated?

At Harmony Health MD, the first step in your diabetes care is to conduct proper testing to understand how your body is regulating insulin and what other factors might be contributing to your symptoms. Your individualized treatment program may include:

Medication

Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you may need insulin or another medication to help manage your blood sugar. You also learn the basics of medication management, so you know how to use your medication to treat your symptoms safely.

Diet and Exercise

The foods you eat play an essential role in the stability of your blood sugar. You receive a customized diet plan, as well as exercise recommendations that support your overall metabolic health.

Education

Part of managing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes is understanding what’s happening inside your body. Your Harmony Health MD physician aims to provide the necessary education about your condition so that you're empowered to make healthy choices.

What results can I expect from treatment?

At Harmony Health MD, the goal is to cure diabetes instead of just treating your symptoms. It's essential that you feel a sense of hope and control when it comes to eradicating your disease and regaining total body health.

With a viable plan that incorporates lifestyle changes and evidence-based healing strategies, you can reverse the disease process and sometimes completely wean off off medication.

To get started on a diabetes treatment plan today, call or schedule an appointment online.