Diabetes Mellitus in Las Vegas, NV

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When people refer to "diabetes," they are also speaking about diabetes mellitus, which involves a group of metabolic diseases characterized by defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both that result in elevated glucose levels. Millions of people across the U.S. have been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, making it challenging and difficult to live with the illness. Clinical Research of South Nevada not only provides primary care but also supports multitherapeutic research, participating in clinical trials with a highly trained and experienced clinical research team. Schedule a consultation to find out more about diabetes mellitus research trials at our Las Vegas, NV office.

Severe diabetes can cause confusion or loss of consciousness, as well as long-term issues, such as heart disease, stroke, neuropathy, kidney problems (nephropathy), and eye problems. Proper treatment depends on the degree of impairment in the regulation of blood glucose. Very elevated levels may require hospitalization. Some common symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Uncontrollable thirst
  • Feeling hungry all the time
  • Fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Slow-healing cuts or bruises
  • Weight loss (type 1)
  • Numbness or pain in the hands or feet (type 2)

Screening for diabetes requires bloodwork or fasting plasma glucose or oral glucose tolerance tests. Therapies include insulin and non-insulin injections, oral medications, or a combination of injections and medications to combat diabetes. Some patients may be able to manage glucose levels solely on diet and exercise. Your doctor will tell you the proper treatment for your circumstance and the clinical research you might enroll in.

Me and my mother have been going to see Dr. Estevez for a few years now. In that time he has helped my mother a lot with her diabetes. Very educated doctor and great staff. I would 100% recommend to anybody with medical issues.

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At Clinical Research of South Nevada, board-certified internal medicine practitioner Dr. Roger Estevez and his team are highly trained and experienced in diagnosing and treating diabetes, one of the major causes of death in the United States. If you have a family history of diabetes or experience some of the symptoms of diabetes, we encourage you to make an appointment at our Las Vegas, NV office for diabetic testing. We can help you control the disease so you can continue to have a good quality of life.

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What are the major signs of diabetes mellitus?

Though diabetes mellitus can exhibit a number of symptoms, there are a few that are most common. These include frequent urination, extreme thirst, and unexplainable weight loss. If you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms regularly, you may need to schedule a consultation for further evaluation and testing.

Can diabetes mellitus be cured?

Currently, there is no cure for diabetes. However, diabetes can be managed with treatments and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

The main difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes is that type 1 is a genetic disease, while type 2 is often related to lifestyle choices. The different types of diabetes may also require different management treatments. For instance, type 2 diabetes may be effectively managed with lifestyle changes, such as diet, exercise, and weight loss.

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