Las Vegas Diabetes Doctor

Las Vegas Diabetes Doctor at American Medical Wellness can help treat diabetes. This treatment also has the potential to reverse diabetes!

Thankfully, our Diabetes Doctors at American Medical Wellness offer different treatments for diabetes and weight loss so you can look and feel better than ever!

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What Causes Diabetes?

Diabetes affects over 5 million people in the United States, close to 1 in every 11 people. For some people, diabetes can lead to long-term complications, including heart disease, stroke, nerve problems, and blindness.

When an individual eats food rich in carbohydrates, sugar enters the bloodstream and is absorbed into other tissues, including muscle cells. Muscles are essential because they are responsible for glucose disposal after a meal. Glucose not used by muscles will be stored as glycogen, while any excess blood sugar converts to fat-producing triglycerides, which enter adipocytes (fat cells).

Glucose metabolism becomes impaired when there is excessive storage of fat inside skeletal muscle cells resulting in what we call insulin resistance or pre-diabetes. The pancreas senses this excessive fat deposition and tries to compensate by secreting more insulin. If the pancreas cannot keep up with the demand for insulin, diabetes develops.

Other risk factors are associated with diabetes, such as family history, race, and age. There are genetic links to the development of diabetes, not only Type 1 Diabetes, but also Type 2. One can take precautions to reduce their chances of developing diabetes by maintaining good blood sugar control through regular testing, eating right, exercising regularly, and eliminating smoking and alcohol consumption. If you have further questions about managing your diabetes or preventing the disease altogether, ask your doctor upon your next visit.

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How Can I Prevent Diabetes?

  • Weight Loss: The most important thing you can do to prevent diabetes is to lose weight. When obese individuals lose weight, they directly improve their glucose metabolism in addition to improving other cardiovascular risks factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  • Exercise Regularly: Engaging in exercise helps an individual control his or her weight and also helps improve overall fitness, which includes better circulation (blood flow) and muscle strength. All of these benefits contribute directly towards improved glucose disposal after meals preventing the development of diabetes over time.
  • Healthy Diet: Eating a healthy diet that is low in fat and high in fiber helps the body maintain weight at a healthier level.
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Diabetes and Heart Disease

People with diabetes also develop coronary artery disease at higher rates than the general population, since elevated blood sugar levels damage arteries and decrease blood flow. The most common form of heart disease in diabetics is atherosclerosis, in which narrowed arteries reduce blood supply to major organs such as the brain and heart, increasing the risk of serious complications such as heart attack or stroke. Adhering to a healthy lifestyle can improve an individual’s quality of life.

Insulin resistance is also strongly associated with heart disease. Elevated insulin levels in the blood can cause inflammation, leading to atherosclerosis, narrowing arteries, and reducing blood flow. In addition, lipid buildup increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease when people develop fatty deposits in their liver from insulin resistance. Healthy lifestyles, including eating a nutritious diet rich in whole foods and exercising regularly, can help individuals prevent diabetes and its complications.

Weight Loss and Diabetes

Of course, obesity is a significant factor in developing Type 2 Diabetes, but many other contributory causes exist. For example, people are living longer and have more opportunities to develop complications associated with diabetes, such as kidney disease, retinal changes, and nerve damage.

How does being overweight contribute to diabetes?

Consider two individuals who have identical Body Mass Index (BMI). One individual has good fat distribution, while the second has poor fat distribution. The individual with better fitness will likely be insulin sensitive compared to his obese, insulin-resistant counterpart. Fat accumulation in the wrong place, such as the belly area, strongly correlates with insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes.

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Las Vegas Diabetes Doctor Treatments

Our doctors can create a customized treatment plan that is right for your individual needs. Whether you want to improve insulin sensitivity, manage diabetes, or prevent complications, our treatments are designed to help you live life with less pain and more vitality!

In addition to the many different types of treatment available at American Medical Wellness, we also have a variety of services that can help you learn more about caring for yourself in the long term.

Diabetes Treatments That We Offer

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy:

Hormonal imbalances are one of the leading causes of diabetes in adults. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is designed to restore hormonal balance by giving you the hormones your body needs. Hormones such as DHEA can also improve the body’s ability to manage insulin resistance. Learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy today!

Peptide Therapy:

Studies have shown Peptides to help the body reduce blood sugar levels, support weight loss, and improve insulin resistance. Our peptide clinic is staffed by a board-certified physician who is specially trained in using peptides to improve health. Our injections are designed to help you live a healthier, fuller life!

HCG Diet:

The HCG diet is a simple method of using the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin to help people lose weight. Our doctor can prescribe the injections and monitor your progress! This treatment is designed to help you safely and effectively reach your weight loss goals.

IV Therapy:

Get the nutrients you need straight into your bloodstream through intravenous therapies! Available under medical supervision only. Our IV clinics are staffed by board-certified physicians who are specially trained in nutritional medicine! For people with diabetes, intravenous nutrients can be an effective way to provide support for the body.

Stem Cell Therapy:

Our physicians use the most advanced stem cell technology to help reduce pain and restore joint function. By using a patient’s own stem cells as a natural way to support the body, we can help stabilize blood sugar levels and reduce inflammation.

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