What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic, long-term disease that alters how your body turns food into energy due to high blood sugar levels.
Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (also known as glucose). Glucose is imperative to the health of the cells that make up your muscles and tissues.
Being an important source of energy, glucose is also your brain’s power fuse. With diabetes, your body does not produce enough insulin (a hormone that disperses glucose throughout the body).
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Since 2019, Diabetes has been the 7th leading cause of death in America.
96 million Americans are prediabetic, which is 1 in 3 adults. Of those 96 million Americans, 8 in 10 of them don’t even know they’re pre-diabetic. While people often inherit a risk for disease from their families, most chronic illnesses are in fact lifestyle-related that can be prevented. Knowing your numbers is crucial when identifying risk for chronic, preventable conditions such as diabetes.
Diabetes Management Services
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Type 1 accounts for roughly 10% of the 400 million global cases.See More
Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes Type 2 accounts for about 90% to 95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes.See More
Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
Early detection for Diabetic Retinopathy can end preventable blindness.See More
The difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes
With Type 1 diabetes, your pancreas produces little to no insulin. Though not as common as Type 2, the disease occurs most often in children or young adults.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is also a chronic disease but occurs when the body does not use insulin properly, which is referred to as insulin resistance. This causes glucose levels to spike or rise higher than normal.
How we treat different types of diabetes
Find an Aylo Health location
Diabetes Management is offered at all of our Aylo Health – Primary Care locations at Conyers, Ellenwood, Hampton, Jackson, McDonough Hwy 81, McDonough Hwy 155, McDonough Kelly Rd, Locust Grove, and Stockbridge, as well as our Endocrinology at Stockbridge location.
Why choose Aylo for your Diabetes Management?
We have a skilled team of board-certified providers including physicians and certified nurse practitioners, as well as highly trained technicians that help diagnose and manage your diabetes – all while providing personalized care to fit your health journey.
Choose from our Endocrinology Office or one of our nine Primary Care locations for added convenience when you need it most.
Insulin Pump Therapy
At Aylo Health, we off Insulin Pump Therapy (also known as continuous subcutaneous insulin therapy), which is a form of treatment for diabetes mellitus. It is a medical device (pump) used to administer insulin.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
At Aylo Health, we offer Continuous Glucose Monitoring — a device that tracks blood glucose levels in real-time. It also shows you how your blood sugar changes over a few hours or days. CGM offers you a more informed reading, helping you to make more health-conscious decisions throughout the day.