Diabetes is a condition occurring when a person’s body doesn’t produce sufficient insulin or doesn’t process insulin correctly. Unfortunately, it’s a very common problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 29.1 million people, which is 9.3 percent of the U.S. population, have diabetes. It’s estimated that 8.1 million are undiagnosed. Fortunately, Dr. Zamorano can help both those who have it and detect it in people who are unaware they have it.
The first step Dr. Zamorano takes is to evaluate a person’s sugar level through a standard glucometer reading. He then will have bloodwork done to further analyze the person’s blood sugar levels. Once a diagnosis is made, he will then determine the best course of action to treat the problem, which is only possible through monitoring the patient’s sugar levels. Some possible plans of action include lifestyle changes, like diet and exercise. Further treatment may be needed, such as one or more medications or insulin. Dr. Zamorano, a prominent family doctor in Glendale, CA, will continuously monitor the patient’s condition to ensure sugar levels remain in a safe range.
The patient may be prescribed one or more medications that fall into various classifications. For instance, it may be a sulfonylurea, meglitinide, biguanide, a SGLT2 inhibitor, a bile acid sequestrant or a DPP-4 inhibitor. Patients may receive a script for an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor. The doctor may prescribe a strict insulin regimen, a sliding scale insulin regimen or one based on carb counting, depending on the individual’s needs. The physician will determine which option is best through testing and a thorough evaluation.
Dr. Zamorano has the ability to help patients achieve a better weight through diet and exercise, which will ultimately help the patient achieve lower sugar levels.
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