Diabetes is a common metabolic disease which affects 23.6 million Americans or 7.8% of the population. If the condition is left undiagnosed or not treated properly it can result in permanent long term complications. There are two types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Type 1 is insulin dependent and usually starts at a younger age. Type 2 may begin at any age and can be managed with diet, oral medications, or a combination of oral medication and insulin. In addition to the 23.6 million diabetics, there is also a new class of potential diabetics called pre-diabetics. Pre-diabetics have no symptoms but have higher then normal glucose levels ranging between 100 and 125. It is estimated that there are 57 million pre-diabetics in America.
Our physicians have extensive experience in the management of diabetes. Dr Ram K. Reddy has been recognized for his work concerning diabetes by the diabetic coalition of Georgia as diabetic researcher in 2006. He organized and founded the Tri County Diabetic Task force serving Hart, Franklin and Madison counties.
Our diabetic services include:
- Initial consultation, evaluation and formulation of a plan of care
- Nutritional consultation by our nutritionist
- Diabetic education by a certified diabetic educator
- Weight loss management if needed
- Implementation of a prevention program to avoid future complications
- Cardiovascular risk assessment
- On site laboratory to perform Hemoglobin A1c and urine micro albumin with results in minutes *
*If permitted by your insurance carrier