Live the Life You Love
In the right hands and with the right treatment, it's still possible to do all the things you love, even with type 2 diabetes. About 1.5-million Americans learn they have diabetes each year, but many of these cases can be successfully treated and even reversed. We're here to help.
At AdventHealth, our experienced endocrinology and diabetes teams make living with type 2 diabetes easier by empowering you and helping you to manage your blood sugar. Many locations also offer free nutritional meal counseling, blood sugar management classes, and support groups where you can benefit from other people’s experiences and solutions. Through it all, we’ll help you stay positive and informed, guiding you on a path to better health and more joy.
Expert Care for Type 2 Diabetes
- Assess Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Like family heirlooms and Grandma’s recipes, diabetes can be passed down from generation to generation. If you have a parent or sibling with type 2 diabetes, often called adult-onset diabetes, you may have a greater chance of becoming diabetic. We’ll help you understand your risk, ease your doubts, and empower you to learn exactly where your blood-sugar numbers fall. The caring physicians and nurses within our vast network of hospitals and health-care facilities can apply one of these quick and easy tests:
- Fasting Plasma Glucose Test. Measuring blood sugar after eight hours without food or drink to see if it’s still high.
- Glycated Hemoglobin A1C. A test to estimate average blood-sugar levels over the past three months.
- Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT). Checks how fast blood sugar rises and falls after drinking a sugary beverage.
- Random Plasma Glucose Test. Measuring blood sugar without having to fast.
One in four Americans have type 2 diabetes and don’t even know it. We’ll explain your results and show you how diabetes or prediabetes may already be impacting your quality of life. Trust us to give you the clarity you need to move forward with confidence.
- Recognizing Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms
You may have been feeling a little different lately. Lack of energy, hunger, or frequent urination may not seem like big issues, but they can be symptomatic of type 2 diabetes. Luckily, these symptoms, among others, are reversible with proper diabetes medication and blood-sugar control. Our skilled endocrinology team can help you ease these common symptoms:
- Belly Fat
- Blurred Vision
- Body Mass Index Higher Than 25
- Dark Skin Patches
- Increased Hunger
- Increased Thirst and Frequent Urination
- Slow-Healing Sores or Frequent Infections
- Weight Gain or Weight Loss
Preventing type 2 diabetes now means you have more energy to spend living your life to the fullest. We want to help you take the first step.
- Simple Solutions for Controlling Type 2 Diabetes
The best news about type 2 diabetes is that it doesn’t happen overnight — meaning, it's possible to prevent a diagnosis and future complications. You can find out if you’re prediabetic by visiting any of our convenient endocrinologist or doctor’s offices and taking a risk assessment and blood test. And with the help of our physicians and diabetes educators, many times prediabetes, and even type 2 diabetes symptoms are reversible with:
- Blood-Sugar Monitoring
- Diabetes Medication or Insulin Therapy
- Healthy Eating
- Regular Exercise
We want to help you get your condition under control. When type 2 diabetes is left untreated, you’re more likely to develop heart disease and have a higher risk of conditions like Neuropathy (painful nerve endings), Foot Circulation Problems, Eye Issues, and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. But have faith, stay confident, and be hopeful. You’re never alone on your path to wellness. We help thousands of people prevent and treat diabetic complications year after year. Ask about our nutritional meal counseling, free blood sugar management classes, and diabetes support groups, all of which are recognized by the American Diabetes Association.