As a diabetic, quick access to medical advice and appropriate medication is essential. Our competent doctors in our Avi Medical practices will clarify with you during your first consultation which symptoms are bothering you and find the appropriate therapy for you.
Unlike with type 1 diabetes, with type 2 diabetes your GP is your primary contact. Throughout your diabetes treatment, our doctors are your constant companions and always there for you.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disease that leads to persistently elevated blood sugar levels. The sugar supplied through food cannot be absorbed into the body's cells, which causes the sugar level in the blood to rise. If this level is permanently elevated, vessels and organs can suffer serious damage.
This disease is not that rare! Almost eight million people in Germany are affected by it.
With diabetes, those affected often suffer from:
Unfortunately, the disease can also remain undetected for many years. This is a problem, because in the long term, diabetes can cause long-term damage to health through damage to the small and large arteries and nerves. Heart attacks, heart failure, strokes and even kidney damage can be the consequences. It is therefore important to recognise the disease at an early stage and also to treat it in order to avoid long-term consequences, especially to the heart, blood vessels and kidneys.
A simple blood test can be used to determine whether the corresponding symptoms are actually due to diabetes mellitus. Depending on the type of disease, there are various treatment options.
In type 2 diabetes, it is important to set therapy goals individually. At the beginning of the disease, it is possible to achieve a lot by adjusting lifestyle habits (diet, exercise, abstaining from smoking). If blood glucose levels remain high despite improved lifestyle, medication is used depending on age, concomitant diseases and needs.
Always pay attention to the following points:
You can prevent type 2 diabetes! Plenty of exercise and a balanced, healthy diet are the basis. In addition, you should avoid permanent, negative stress, as this increases the blood sugar level and keeps it constantly high.