Treatment & Support for People with Diabetes in Fremont, CA
Diabetes mellitus, also simply called diabetes, is a chronic condition
that affects a patient for life. This condition affects the individual’s
ability to utilize energy from food.
The three types of diabetes are as follows:
- Gestational diabetes
- Type I diabetes
- Type II diabetes
These three types of diabetes are similar in that they make your body unable
to utilize insulin properly and / or unable to process enough insulin.
What is insulin? Insulin is a hormone that is found in the bloodstream
and lets you process glucose—the sugar produced when your body breaks
down carbohydrates and sugars from food—and use it for energy. This
causes glucose to collect and build up in your blood stream, which can
damage your kidneys, nervous system, heart, and / or eyes.
Without treatment, diabetes mellitus can cause:
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Nerve damage in the feet
- Vision loss
Support & Resources
Our team at Washington Township Medical Foundation is passionate about
providing support for patients with all types of diabetes. Education,
knowledge, and access to important resources all play an important role
in maintaining quality of life with diabetes.
View the following pages for helpful information and diabetes-related resources
from our team at WTMF in Fremont: