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Diabetes Management services offered in Indianapolis, IN

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that requires lifestyle changes to manage it. At his practice in Indianapolis, Indiana, internal medicine physician Bryant King, MD, takes a proactive approach to care and provides educational and informative diabetes management. Dr. Bryant King also makes himself accessible and schedules ample time for his patients so they can get the care and support they need. To schedule a diabetes management appointment, call the office or book online today.

Diabetes Management Q&A

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a long-term health condition that affects your body’s ability to use glucose for energy. People with diabetes have higher than normal blood glucose levels because of problems related to their insulin.

Insulin is a hormone the pancreas makes that helps get glucose from the blood into the cells for energy. If you have diabetes, you either don’t make insulin (Type 1 diabetes), or your cells no longer respond to the insulin or can’t make enough insulin to keep up (Type 2 diabetes).

Too much glucose in the blood damages the blood vessels and organ systems. Having diabetes increases your risk of developing other health conditions, like heart disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Dr. King is an experienced internal medicine physician who understands the effect diabetes has on the body and provides comprehensive diabetes management to improve blood glucose control, potentially preventing or delaying related health complications.

What is diabetes management?

Diabetes management is a comprehensive approach to diabetes. Unlike other health conditions, you can’t manage diabetes with only medication.

Diet, exercise, daily routine, and stress affect your blood glucose numbers. Diabetes management is a holistic approach to diabetes care that considers all the factors that affect your blood glucose and diabetes control. 

What can I expect from diabetes management?

You can expect customized diabetes management from Dr. King. He takes a patient-centered approach to care and creates diabetes care plans that fit your health needs and goals. Your plan may include:

  • Nutrition therapy
  • Exercise program
  • Diabetes medication
  • Insulin
  • Home glucose monitoring
  • Management of acute illnesses
  • Stress management

When you come in for care, Dr. King makes sure he schedules ample time for your visit so he can educate you about your diabetes management plan and answer any and all of your questions. 

Getting your blood glucose numbers within a normal range is important, but so is the plan that can help get you there. Diabetes management isn’t a quick fix but a lifestyle plan that requires active participation. 

Dr. King understands how overwhelming a diabetes diagnosis is and provides the support and tools you need to gain control over diabetes and your health.

For personable and prompt diabetes management, call the office of Dr. Bryant King or schedule an appointment online today.