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Type 2 diabetes

How Avi Medical can help you with type 2 diabetes

As a diabetic, quick access to medical advice and appropriate medication is essential. During your first consultation, our competent doctors in our Avi Medical practices will clarify with you which symptoms are bothering you and find the right therapy for you.
Unlike with type 1 diabetes, with type 2 diabetes your family doctor is your primary contact. Throughout your entire diabetes treatment, our doctors are your constant companion and are always there for you.

What is diabetes mellitus type 2?

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disease that leads to persistent elevated blood sugar levels. The sugar supplied through food cannot be absorbed into the body's cells, which results in the sugar level in the blood rising. If this is permanently elevated, vessels and organs can suffer serious damage.

This disease is not that rare! Almost eight million people in Germany are affected.

What are the possible symptoms and consequences of type 2 diabetes?

When you have diabetes, those affected often suffer from:

  • strong urge to urinate
  • constant thirst
  • fatigue
  • dry skin
  • frequent infections
  • Visual impairment
  • Potency disorder


Unfortunately, the disease can remain undetected for many years. This is a problem because in the long term, diabetes can cause long-term health problems through damage to the small and large arteries and nerves. Heart attack, heart failure, stroke and even kidney damage can be the consequences. It is therefore important to recognize and treat the disease early on in order to avoid long-term consequences, especially on the heart, blood vessels and kidneys.


Treatment of type 2 Diabetes at Avi Medical

With a simple blood test it can be clarified whether the corresponding symptoms can actually be traced back to the disease diabetes mellitus. Depending on the type of disease, there are different treatment options.

With type 2 diabetes, it is important to set therapy goals individually. At the beginning of the disease, it is possible to achieve a lot by adjusting your lifestyle (diet, exercise, not smoking). If blood sugar levels remain high despite an improved lifestyle, medication is used depending on age, comorbidities and needs.

What do I have to do with type 2 diabetes regard?

Always pay attention to the following points:

  • A wholesome, fiber-rich diet should consist of vegetables, whole grain products, Legumes, salads, good quality vegetable fats and some fruit. Carbohydrates with a low glycemic index are preferred. 30 grams of fiber daily is optimal. 
  • Consume little animal fat, reduce your meat consumption and choose fish more often. 
  • Fruit , such as grapes, bananas, or mangos, cause blood sugar to rise significantly. Prefer berries here. Combine fruit with yoghurt or quark to reduce the rise in blood sugar. You should enjoy fruit in a reduced amount.
  • Take breaks between meals. 
  • Drink enough fluids. Avoid juices and drink little alcohol.
  • Avoid being overweight. Exercise regularly. Run away from diabetes. 
  • Stop smoking. 
  • Take a training course for people with diabetes mellitus type 2 part.
  • Always carry your measuring device with you when using insulin therapy. If your blood sugar level drops rapidly, you can counteract it with glucose or a meal. You should check your blood sugar before every car journey. Never drive a motor vehicle if you have low blood sugar!
  • Check your blood pressure regularly. This should be in the range of 130/80 mmHg.
  • If you have any concerns or fears, always speak to the medical team, they can help you here too.
  • Get enrolled in a Disease Management Program (DMP) with your doctor. Quarterly control appointments are firmly scheduled.


Prevention

You can prevent type 2 diabetes! Lots of exercise and a balanced, healthy diet are the basis. You should also avoid long-term, negative stress, as this causes blood sugar levels to rise and remain constantly high.