The diagnosis of diabetes is serious and can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Many people experience denial and anger at being diagnosed. At Montclair Health Associates, a diagnosis of Diabetes is a beginning. With proper care, your life with Diabetes can be long, active, and productive.
Diabetes mellitus is a disease that results from problems with insulin, a hormone that regulates your body's ability to use food as energy. When your body does not make enough insulin, or the insulin made does not regulate blood glucose levels, your blood glucose levels (also known as blood sugar levels) are effected. Abnormally low or high blood glucose levels can cause permanent damage to your body, even death. The risks of such critical damage can be minimized. A Registered Dietitian who specializes in Diabetes Care (C.D.E. Certified Diabetes Educator) plays an important role in providing patient education about the benefits of Diabetes care, and can help you manage your Diabetes.