Diabetes Management in Chicago, IL
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What Is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a medical condition that is caused by elevated blood sugar, which is caused by a lack of insulin or insulin resistance. It can affect any individual at any age, but it most commonly affects adults over the age of 45. Each year, diabetes contributes to many chronic health issues while undiagnosed diabetes can result in serious long-term damage to the eyes, kidneys, heart, and more.
To diagnose diabetes, primary care physicians Dr. Esmilkrys B. Ramirez and Dr. Carlos Mella-Picel perform a simple blood test known as a fasting blood sugar screen. This blood test measures how much glucose is found in the blood. A reading of 100 or less indicates a healthy blood sugar level, 100 – 125 may indicate pre-diabetes, and 125 or higher could indicate that the person is likely diabetic.
When blood sugar levels remain high for consecutive months, our team may request an A1C blood test, which averages blood sugar levels over 2 – 3 months and can indicate whether your diabetes is under control or requires further medical care. Schedule a visit to one of Health Direction Medical Center's Chicago, IL locations for more information.
How to Control Your Diabetes
At Health Direction Medical Center, we advise our patients to do the following to better control their diabetes:
- Make healthy lifestyle choices to control your blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight
- Eat a healthy, balanced, "low-carb" diet and "good" carbs, such as whole-grain products, vegetables, and fruits
- Engage regular exercise
- Test and record your blood sugar
- Schedule and keep important medical checkups
- Take your medications and insulin as prescribed
Health Direction Medical Center Reviews
I found my forever Dr when I found Dr. Ramirez. I have seen a few doctors in my day and I work in the Healthcare system. Dr. Ramirez is so professional and courteous, she takes the time to listen to me as a patient and she really focuses on my overall health. Not one to just prescribe medicatiin just because she can. I can't believe I picked her out of a list of doctors because I had to because of my insurance. Turns out it was the best choice I could ever make.
Great medical office, wonderful and warm experience from start to finish. Appreciate Dr. Ramirez taking time to go over the diagnosis clearly and treatment options. Was referred over by my Friend and can see why. Highly recommended.
(Translated by Google) A person who is worth 10 people, simply beautiful and who helps his patients so much with his charisma and sympathy, thank you Dr. Ramírez, several people are very proud of you, take good care of yourself because you take good care of us ❤️🙏🏻 (Original) Una persona que vale por 10 personas simplemente bella y que ayuda tanto a sus pacientes con su carisma y su simpatía gracias doctora Ramírez varias personas estamos muy orgullosas de usted cuídese mucho por que usted nos cuida bastante ❤️🙏🏻
Una persona que vale por 10 personas simplemente bella y que ayuda tanto a sus pacientes con su carisma y su simpatía gracias doctora Ramírez varias personas estamos muy orgullosas de usted cuídese mucho por que usted nos cuida bastante ❤️🙏🏻
Hands down, Dr. Ramirez is the best doctor i've ever had. She has been my PCP and friend for over 10 years. I wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you Dr. Ramirez for your dedication to my health, your kindness, and friendship. D.L.
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Manage Your Diabetes with Ease
Regardless of your age or the type of your diabetes, our experienced providers at Health Direction Medical Center in Chicago, IL can help you take control of your life and live it to the fullest. If you believe you have diabetes or have already been diagnosed but are in search of a great medical facility, contact us today to schedule your next visit.