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Diabetes Mellitus

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:

  • Stroke
  • 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:

  • Do You Have Diabetes?
  • Diabetes Glossary
  • Getting Support When You Have Diabetes
  • Resources for People with Diabetes
  • Diabetes: Living Your Life
  • Planning for Travel When You Have Diabetes
  • Your Diabetes Toolkit
  • Diabetes: Exams and Tests
  • Diabetes: Ways to Take Medication
  • Managing Stress When You Have Diabetes
  • Your Diabetes Foot Care Program
  • Diabetes: Treating Severe Foot Infections
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