Information About Diabetes
You will find a brief explanation of Type 2 diabetes below along with links to other helpful sources of information. For additional information about our current clinical trials please visit our home page.
What is Diabetes?
Type 2 Diabetes, also called adult-onset;or non-insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose), your body’s main source of fuel.
Insulin is a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells. When you have type 2 diabetes, your body doesn’t produce enough insulin and/or is resistant to the effects of insulin. As a result, those with type 2 diabetes cannot maintain a normal glucose level; Untreated, the consequences of type 2 diabetes can cause numerous symptoms and medical problems.
Treatment of Diabetes
Even though there’s no cure for type 2 diabetes,you can manage — or even prevent — the condition.
Start by eating healthy foods, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight.
By looking after your diabetes, you can also avoid many diabetes complications that affect your eyes, brain, heart, kidneys and limbs.
The most important dietary changes you can make are to reduce your intake of carbohydrates (bread, pasta, potatoes, and rice), sweets, and animal fats.
If diet and exercise aren’t enough, you may need diabetes medication or insulin therapy to manage your blood sugar levels.
Many different medications can treat and control high glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes.
It is important to also diagnose and properly treat other conditions that tend to be associated with and can worsen the complications of diabetes including high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
If you are interested in expert treatment for your diabetes, contact Dr. Wayne’s office at (916) 434-8230.
Many pharmaceutical companies and clinical trials centers are devoting large resources into diabetes research.
We have a high quality research center right here in the Sacramento area, Clinical Trials Research. Our medical director, Dr. Jeffrey Wayne, has been conducting clinical research studies for over 18 years. Dr. Wayne and our staff place patient safety, quality medical care, and compassion as the highest priority.
If you want to see if you qualify for a clinical study, please call our Lincoln office at (916) 434-8230 or our Sacramento office at 916 487 8230.
Diabetes Support & Information Resources
American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association
National Diabetes Education Program This web site has the goal of increasing awareness of diabetes and improving understanding of the disease. This helps promote better care of people with diabetes. National Diabetes Education Program
CDC Diabetes Public Health Resources The CDC website is dedicated to diabetes; it takes information from trials and incorporates it into health practices. CDC Diabetes Public Health Resources
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) As part of the National Institutes of Health, the NIDDK helps disseminate health information to improve the lives of patients, their families, and those at risk for these diseases. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Federation of the Blind — Diabetes Action Network This group is a support and information network for all diabetes patients, but especially those who are blind or are losing their vision. National Federation of the Blind — Diabetes Action Network
From our offices in Sacramento and Lincoln, Dr. Wayne serves Diabetes clinical trial participants in Sacramento, South Sacramento, West Sacramento, Midtown Sacramento, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, Orangevale, Fair Oaks, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Placerville, Shingle Springs, Rancho Murieta, Granite Bay, Roseville, Rocklin, Loomis, Lincoln, Newcastle, Auburn, North Highlands, Rio Linda, Woodland, Davis, Dixon, Lodi, and Stockton.
Thank you for visiting us. We hope that the information you found here is helpful. For additional information about participating in a clinical study please visit our home page.