Western Mountain Medical Center PC

Primary Care Practice & Internal Medicine located in Henderson, NV & Bullhead City, AZ

Living a healthy life with diabetes is possible with the guidance of Western Mountain Medical Center PC staff in Henderson, Nevada. Nabila Aslam, MD, ABIM, and her caring medical staff offer comprehensive diabetes management services, including diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, to keep you healthy. On-site blood testing and custom treatment plans make caring for your health needs consistent and convenient. Find out more about available diabetes services by calling the Henderson office or using the online booking feature.

Diabetes Q & A

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic condition affecting the way your body breaks down glucose, or sugar, you get from food. With Type 1 diabetes, your body doesn’t make the necessary insulin hormone that converts sugar to energy. With Type 2 diabetes, your body doesn’t produce enough insulin or doesn’t effectively use the insulin it does make.

There is also a condition known as prediabetes, where your blood sugars stay elevated but aren’t high enough to be considered diabetes.

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

Many people have no symptoms of the condition, while others may experience issues, like:

  • Blurred vision
  • Excessive thirst
  • Persistent hunger
  • Unexplained weight loss

You may also experience irritability and frequently feel tired and worn out and have sores on your skin that are slow to heal.

How is diabetes diagnosed?

To evaluate the levels of your blood sugars, the Western Mountain Medical Center PC staff perform on-site blood testing.

The providers at Western Mountain Medical Center PC can determine if you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, or if you’re at risk for developing the condition due to chronically elevated blood sugar levels common with prediabetes.

The team may also recommend regular diabetes screenings if you don’t have the condition but have a family history of Type 1, Type 2, or prediabetes.

What treatment options are available for diabetes?

If you have Type 1 diabetes, you need daily insulin to regulate your blood sugars and prevent additional health complications, including heart disease and nerve damage.

If you are prediabetic or have Type 2 diabetes, the Western Mountain Medical Center PC staff may first recommend making lifestyle changes to decrease your blood glucose levels, such as:

  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Losing weight
  • Getting adequate physical exercise
  • Avoiding sugary foods

You also need to monitor your blood sugar levels at home using a simple finger prick test.

If changing your lifestyle isn’t enough to reduce blood sugar levels naturally, you may need to take daily medication. The staff schedules routine check-ups to monitor your blood sugar levels, the effectiveness of the medications, and your lifestyle choices to prevent additional health complications.

Learn more about available diabetes testing and management service available by calling the Henderson office or using the online booking feature.