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Diabetes type 1 and 2 are serious, long-term diseases that affect how your body handles blood sugar, also called glucose. Glucose helps fuel your body’s cells, but it needs the help of insulin to move from the bloodstream into your cells.

Diabetes is a disease which occurs when your body can not regulate glucose properly due to a deficiency in the production of the hormone insulin.

Type 1 Diabetes

 

Type 1 diabetes commonly diagnosed in childhood and adolescence, it is a condition where a person’s pancreas produces no insulin because the body’s immune cells attack insulin-producing cells called beta cells.

 

Since cells need insulin to get energy from glucose, people with type 1 diabetes need regular injections of insulin to manage the levels of glucose in their blood and use it for energy. It is possible for adults to develop type 1 diabetes.

 

The cause of type 1 diabetes is genetic. In type 1 diabetics, the immune system attacks and destroys the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. Why this happens is still a mystery.

 

Type 2 Diabetes

 

Type 2 diabetes refers to people whose bodies either don’t produce enough insulin or don’t use insulin the way they should.

 

Insulin is normally produced by the pancreas. Someone with type 2 diabetes will experience a build up of glucose in their blood as the lack or misuse of insulin fails to transfer it to the cells.

 

Too much glucose in the bloodstream can lead to serious health concerns including damage to nerves, eyes, heart, kidneys and blood vessels.

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factors

 

 

 

 

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Symptoms of Diabetes

Symptoms will vary depending on how high the blood sugar is. Some of the symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are:

 

 

Those with pre-diabetes or the early stages of type 2 diabetes may not experience symptoms whereas symptoms of type 1 diabetes typically come on fast.

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Diabetes Prescriptions With PlushCare

Diabetes can be managed with a healthy lifestyle combined with medication such as insulin injections or other prescription medications.

 

If you are diagnosed with type 1 or 2 diabetes and our doctors deem it necessary to prescribe you diabetes medication, they will electronically send your prescription to your local pharmacy as soon as your appointment is over, ensuring that you get prompt and efficient treatment.

 

Some of the most common diabetes prescriptions we write are:

 

Treatment Options

Treating Diabetes

Diabetes is treated with a combination of healthy diet, exercise and medication.

 

Management of type 2 diabetes includes:

 

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1. Schedule an appointment from your phone

2. Speak with a doctor for 15 minutes

3. Pick up your prescription from a pharmacy near you

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