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Buffington Family Medicine

Family Practice Physicians & Psychiatry Specialists located in Keller, TX

At Buffington Family Medicine, we understand the significance of effective diabetes management in maintaining your overall well-being. We hope to provide you with insights, guidance, and resources to help you navigate the challenges of diabetes and lead a fulfilling life. Our experienced medical team is committed to partnering with you to develop a personalized approach to diabetes care. From understanding the condition to practical tips for managing it, we're here to offer compassionate support every step of the way.

Diabetes Q&A

What is diabetes and why is it important to manage it?

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body regulates blood sugar (glucose). Proper management of diabetes is crucial because uncontrolled high blood sugar levels can lead to serious health complications over time, including heart disease, kidney damage, nerve damage, and more.

 How can lifestyle choices impact diabetes management?

Lifestyle choices play a significant role in managing diabetes. A balanced diet, regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, monitoring carbohydrate intake, and managing stress are all important factors in stabilizing blood sugar levels and improving overall well-being.

What is the role of medication in diabetes management?

Depending on the type and severity of diabetes, medication may be necessary. This can include oral medications to help your body use insulin more effectively or insulin therapy to regulate blood sugar levels. Your healthcare provider will work with you to determine the best treatment plan.

How can I monitor my blood sugar levels effectively?

Regular blood sugar monitoring is essential for diabetes management. Glucometers are commonly used to measure blood sugar levels at home. Keeping a log of your readings can help you and your healthcare team make informed decisions about your treatment plan.

How can Buffington Family Medicine assist with diabetes management?

At Buffington Family Medicine, our dedicated healthcare professionals are well educated in diabetes care. We offer comprehensive consultations to assess your condition, provide personalized advice on lifestyle modifications, help you navigate medication options, and guide you toward optimal diabetes management.