Endocrinologist in Marlboro, NJ
Diabetes & High Blood Pressure Management at Marlboro Medical Center in Englishtown, NJ. Open 7 Days a Week, Serving Children 5+, Adults, and Seniors. Simply Walk-In, No Appointment Needed. Call 732-963-4107.
Diabetes Management in Marlboro, NJ
Diabetes is metabolic disease in which the person has high blood glucose ( sugar). It can be the result of inadequate insulin production, because body cells do not respond to insulin or both. Patients with high blood sugar typically experience frequent urination, increase in thirst and hunger, unexplained weight loss, Itchy skin, cuts and wounds take long time to heal, yeast infection, neuropathy and erectile dysfunction. It is possible to have diabetes with only very mild symptoms.
There are two types of diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes –
The body does not produce Insulin and approximately 10% of all diabetics are type 1
Type 2 diabetes –
The body does not produce enough insulin or cells in the body become resistant and approximately 90% of all diabetes are type 2 Gestational diabetes – This type affects women during pregnancy. 10 to 20% of them will need to take some sort of blood glucose controlling medications.
Majority of patients with type 2 diabetes initially had pre-diabetes. The blood sugar may not be high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Our Doctor will perform blood tests to diagnose Diabetes A1C test if 6.5% or more means diabetes. Between 5.7% and 5.9% means pre-diabetese and less than 5.7% means normal. Fasting plasma glucose at least 126mg/dl means diabetes OGTT ( oral glucose tolerance test) at least 200mg/dl means diabetes
Diabetes is treatable but there is no known cure. Some patients can control blood sugar by controlling diet, exercise and body weight control. Diabetes 1 is treated with insulin and type 2 usually with oral medication, special diet and sometimes with Insulin as well.
Diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar in the blood. Insulin produced by the pancreas lowers blood glucose. The inability of the body to properly use insulin or the lack of production of insulin, causes diabetes. Symptoms includes increased urine output, excessive thirst, weight loss, hunger, fatigue, slow healing wounds yeast infections and tingling or numbness in feet and toes. Diabetes can lead to blindness, kidney failure, stroke and heart attack. There are conditions that increase the risk of developing Diabetes such as obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sedentary lifestyle, family history, and increasing age. If you think you have these symptoms, we can help. We can diagnose, manage and treat this condition.
High blood pressure also known as hypertension affects millions of people. High blood pressure generally develops over many years. You can have high blood pressure for years without any symptoms but damage to blood vessels and heart can occur. Some people can have non-specific symptoms such as headache, nose bleeds and shortness of breath. Fortunately high blood pressure can be easily detected. There are several risk factors such as age, race, family history, overweight, use of tobacco, sedentary lifestyle, alcohol abuse, stress, certain medical conditioned as kidney disease. If high blood pressure remains untreated it can lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease, aneurysm,metabolic syndrome etc.
Our Doctors in Marlboro, NJ will take 2-3 blood pressure readings at three or more visits before diagnosing high blood pressure. A device called 24 hour Blood pressure monitor can be placed on you to record blood pressure at regular intervals for 24 hours. Other additional tests such as EKG, blood test, 2 D echo may also be recommended for any signs of heart disease. Most of the testing is done on premises at Marlboro Medical Center. There are several different category of medications for the treatment of high blood pressure and your doctor will prescribe depending on your blood pressure. You need to change your lifestyle, decrease salt intake, quit smoking, manage alcohol intake and weight. Treatment for hypertension includes both prescription medication and healthy lifestyle changes. If the condition isn’t treated, it could lead to health issues including heart attack and stroke. At our office we will determine the best treatment option for you and will continue to work with you to refine your treatment.
Marlboro Medical Center is located at 203 US Highway 9 South, Morganville, NJ 07726. Our offices are open Mon – Fri 9 am -8 pm, Sat – Sun 9 pm – 3pm. You can simply walk-in or book an appointment online. For more information, please call us at (732) 963-4107.