Diabetes Treatment Specialist

Smart for Life

Primary Care Practice located in Boca Raton, FL

Diabetes is a chronic condition, but there are many ways to manage it and reduce your risk of complications, such as heart problems. Managing diabetes also helps ease symptoms of this disease. At Smart for Life®, Dr. Sasson Moulavi provides diabetes treatment for patients in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Moulavi helps patients learn to manage their condition and prevent it from becoming worse.

Diabetes Treatment Q & A

What causes diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes, the most common type of diabetes, occurs when too much glucose or sugar builds up in your bloodstream.

That can happen when the insulin that comes from your pancreas has trouble moving glucose through your bloodstream and into your cells, where it’s needed for energy. The lack of glucose causes symptoms that affect several parts of your body, including your nerves and eyes.

What are the signs of diabetes?

When you have diabetes, you might not experience symptoms in the early stages. As this disease worsens, however, you might experience any of the following:

  • Increased thirst or hunger
  • More frequent urination
  • Fatigue or low energy levels
  • Irritability and other mood changes
  • Blurry vision or other vision changes
  • Weight loss
  • Wounds that heal slowly
  • Frequent infections

What are some risk factors for diabetes?

Having one or more risk factors increases your chance of getting diabetes at some point. These risk factors include:

  • Being obese or overweight
  • Having diabetes run in your family
  • Having a sedentary lifestyle with little to no exercise
  • Having high blood pressure
  • Having high cholesterol

Why do I need to manage diabetes?

Keeping your blood sugar levels under control helps you stay healthier and relieves the symptoms of diabetes.

Managing diabetes also helps reduce your risk of complications, such as cardiovascular issues, permanent nerve damage, kidney problems, and vision loss.

How is diabetes treated?

Dr. Moulavi provides you with the supplies you need to check your blood sugar levels and keep them under control. If you can’t control your blood sugar levels through diet and exercise, you might need insulin injections to bring these levels down. You might also need treatment for any other medical problems you have that are caused by diabetes.

If you need diabetes treatment in Boca Raton, please contact Smart for Life to make an appointment with Dr. Moulavi.