When looking for diabetes care doctors in the Versailles-Midway area, look no further than Versailles Family Medicine, with locations at 460 Wilson Avenue in Versailles and at 324 North Gratz Street in Midway. The goal of our team is to empower families to successfully manage diabetes at home in order to provide as normal a life as possible for patients with diabetes.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how the body uses glucose (blood sugar). Glucose provides energy for muscle and tissue cells and is the brain’s main source of fuel. But having too much sugar in your blood leads to serious health problems, such as diabetes.
Managing your blood glucose, as well as your blood pressure and cholesterol, can help prevent the health problems that can occur when you have diabetes. Exercise, weight control and sticking to your meal plan can help control diabetes.
Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause serious problems. It can damage your eyes, kidneys and nerves. Diabetes can also cause heart disease, stroke and even the need to remove a limb.
Let Versailles Family Medicine discuss the different types of diabetes with you:
Diabetes symptoms can vary. Symptoms may be unnoticeable initially for people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. Type 1 diabetes symptoms are more severe and come on quickly and are much more noticeable. The signs and symptoms of diabetes include:
Versailles Family Medicine will work with you to create a diabetes care plan to manage your diabetes. Your plan may include these steps:
PA-C Jared Harper, PA-C Claire Schack and PA-C Elizabeth Watts see patients in our Versailles office. PA-C Jenna Daniel and APRN Lena Nickell see patients in our Midway office. Dr. Brian Smith and APRN Sammi Nichols see patients in our Versailles and Midway offices.