Diabetes Specialist

Roxbury Concierge Doctors

Internists located in West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA

One out of every 12 adults in California has diabetes. If not controlled, diabetes can lead to other health conditions such as heart or kidney disease. Roxbury Concierge Doctors in Beverly Hills, California, provide personalized medical management for diabetes, as well as preventive measures to reduce your risk. Call today or book an appointment online.

Diabetes Q & A

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is when your blood sugar is higher than normal. It’s a chronic condition, which means it doesn’t go away, but you can manage your blood sugar with the right treatment and prevent further complications.

High blood sugars occur either because your body isn’t making insulin, which is a hormone that gets the sugar into your cells, or your insulin isn’t working properly.

The different types of diabetes include:

  • Type 1 diabetes - body isn’t making insulin
  • Type 2 diabetes - insulin isn’t working properly
  • Gestational diabetes - develops in some women during pregnancy

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and primarily occurs in adults. Carrying excess weight increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

How do I know if I have diabetes?

There are a number of recognizable symptoms of diabetes. If you suspect you have diabetes, the team at Roxbury Concierge Doctors can test your blood sugar to confirm a diagnosis.

Common symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Excessive thirst and increased urination
  • Frequent urination throughout the night
  • Tingling in your hands or feet
  • Blurry vision
  • Fatigue

Many people with high blood sugar also have an insatiable appetite accompanied by weight loss.

How can I keep my blood sugar under control?

The team at Roxbury Concierge Doctors take a very personalized approach to managing your diabetes and keeping your blood sugar under control. After a thorough examination, the team develops a plan that fits both your health and lifestyle needs.

Making a few changes to your diet and exercise routine to lose some weight may be all you need to do to get your blood sugar within normal range. If diet and exercise alone can’t control your blood sugar, the internal medicine physicians may recommend medication.

What is prediabetes?

If your blood sugar is running a little higher than normal, but not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis, you may have prediabetes, which means you’re at an increased risk of developing diabetes.

However, with good preventive care, including weight loss, eating a healthy diet, and following an exercise plan, you may be able to reduce your risk of prediabetes from turning into diabetes. As a practice that focuses on prevention, the team at Roxbury Concierge Doctors work one-on-one with you to prevent you from developing diabetes.

For diabetes management and prevention, call today or book an appointment online.