Diabetes Treatment in Duluth, GA

Have better control over your blood sugar levels with top tier diabetes treatment at Modern Family Medicine.

Comprehensive Diabetes Treatment at Modern Family Medicine

Diabetes is a chronic condition that requires effective management and comprehensive care for a healthy and fulfilling life. Over 37 million Americans have diabetes and 97 million have pre-diabetes. Even though it is common, diabetes can lead to health complications, such as hypoglycemia, diabetes-related ketoacidosis, heart attack, stroke, etc. Diabetes causes more deaths compared to AIDS and breast cancer.

So, it is very important to seek medical intervention to keep your blood sugar levels in check. At Modern Family Medicine, we offer top-tier diabetes treatment options, from simple lifestyle modifications to medications and insulin therapy, ensuring you have the most control over your condition. With our personalized approach to diabetes care, you can embrace a healthier lifestyle and improved quality of life.

Types of Diabetes We Treat

Types of Diabetes We Treat

  • Type 1 Diabetes: Also known as juvenile-onset diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, it occurs when the insulin-producing cells in your pancreas are attacked and destroyed. It is common in young adults and children.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: Also known as adult-onset diabetes or non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, It occurs when your body does not make sufficient insulin or your body cells become less responsive to insulin (having insulin resistance). As a result, an increase in your blood sugar levels.
  • Gestational Diabetes: Occurs during pregnancy due to hormonal changes that cause insulin resistance. Though blood sugar levels will be stabilized after delivery, you may have an increased risk of developing diabetes in the future.
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Causes of Diabetes

Causes of Diabetes

The following factors can increase your blood sugar levels:

  • Insulin resistance (can result from lack of physical activity, unhealthy diet, obesity, hormonal imbalances, and genetics)
  • Pancreatic damage (from surgery or injury)
  • Genetic mutations
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Corticosteroids and HIV Medications
  • Hormonal Imbalances (during pregnancy or from hormone-related conditions like Cushing syndrome and acromegaly)
Risk Factors of Diabetes

Risk Factors of Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

  • Genetic mutations
  • Family history

Type 2 Diabetes

  • Overweight
  • Physical inactivity
  • 45 years or older
  • Family history
  • Earlier gestational diabetes
  • Pre-diabetes
  • High cholesterol, high blood pressure, or high triglycerides

Gestational Diabetes

  • Overweight
  • Above 25 years
  • Gave birth to a baby weighing over 9 pounds
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Earlier gestational diabetes
  • Family history of type 2 diabetes
Diabetes Symptoms

Diabetes Symptoms

  • Frequent infections
  • Increased thirst
  • Blurred vision
  • Irritability
  • Extreme hunger
  • Dry skin
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Slow-healing cuts and sores
  • Frequent urination
  • Tingling or numbness in your feet or hands
  • Unexplained weight loss
Diabetes Testing at Modern Family Medicine

Diabetes Testing at Modern Family Medicine

We will perform any of the following tests to diagnose your diabetes:

  • Fasting Blood Glucose Test: Usually performed before you eat or drink anything for 8 hours. Any glucose levels of more than 125 mg/DL indicate diabetes.
  • A1C (HbA1C ) Test: It measures the percentage of your blood sugar levels for the last 3 months. An A1C level of 6.5% or higher indicates diabetes.
  • Random Blood Glucose Test: Can be performed at any time, despite your fasting status. Glucose levels at 200 mg/dL or higher indicate diabetes.
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test: This method is recommended when it comes to diagnose gestational diabetes. In this test, your fasting blood sugar levels are measured. After that, you will be given a sugary drink and your blood glucose levels are measured regularly for the next 2 hours. Glucose levels higher than 200 mg/dL after 2 hours indicate diabetes.
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Diabetes Treatment

Diabetes Treatment

Based on your test results and symptoms, we will treat your diabetes with any of the following treatment options:

  • Oral diabetes medications
  • Insulin (injectable insulin, insulin pump, rapid-acting inhaling insulin, or insulin pen)
  • Pancreas transplantation
  • Bariatric surgery

Besides, we may recommend the following to manage your diabetes:

  • A healthy and well-balanced diet
  • Physical activity

Why Choose Modern Family Medicine for Diabetes Treatment?

Modern Family Medicine is your one-stop clinic for top-notch diabetes treatment. With our patient-focused approach and comprehensive care, we have preserved a reputation for providing personalized care to individuals with diabetes. Our physician, Dr. Priya Arcot-Joshi specializes in diabetes care, offering the latest treatment options, coupled with simple lifestyle adjustments. Moreover, we take a holistic approach to diabetes treatment, addressing not only the physical aspects but also the emotional and lifestyle factors that impact your overall well-being.

Here is why you can trust us for your diabetes treatment:

  • Board-certified physicians to offer proven, high-quality treatment
  • State-of-the-art office to ensure a comfortable and soothing treatment experience
  • Advanced facilities and technology to ensure desired results with precision
  • Get seen quickly for prompt care and treatment
  • Conveniently located to help you find us easily

Get Effective and Prompt Diabetes Treatment at Modern Family Medicine

At Modern Family Medicine, we create a versatile approach for managing diabetes that focuses on customizing a treatment regimen to address your symptoms and emphasize long-term management. So, you can easily manage your blood sugar levels. Schedule an appointment today if you are looking for a diabetes specialist near you in Duluth, GA.

Get Effective and Prompt Diabetes Treatment at Modern Family Medicine


To effectively manage your diabetes, you must:

  • Be physically active
  • Eat healthy
  • Test your blood glucose levels regularly
  • Take medicines as prescribed
  • Learn about the emotional side effects of diabetes
  • Manage your stress
  • Schedule regular checkups

A diabetic begins to fall ill without insulin for 12-24 hours, and after that, they will develop DKA (diabetes ketoacidosis). After two days to a week or two, they have an increased risk of death.

Hypoglycemia is when your blood sugar level remains lower than the standard range.

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening complication of diabetes that occurs when your body does not have sufficient insulin to let blood sugar into your cells to be used as energy.