Diabetes can cause serious complications without proper treatment. According to United Healthcare, there are approximately 29 million Americans living with diabetes. Around 86 million are living with pre-diabetes. Diabetes screening and prevention can help identify risks that can lead to development of this chronic disease. Dr. Daniel Benhuri provides a comprehensive range of screening and prevention services for men and women living in Beverly Hills, California.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a health condition that affects how the body turns food into energy. As your body breaks down food into sugar, the pancreas is signaled to produce insulin. If you have diabetes, your body is unable to produce or effectively use insulin. This can lead to kidney disease, vision loss and heart disease.
Beverly Hills Approach to Diabetes Screening and Prevention
Dr. Daniel Benhuri has an innovative approach to diabetes screening and prevention at his Beverly Hills clinic in California. Screening tests can identify elevated blood glucose levels before symptoms become serious. Lifestyle recommendations can help reduce stress levels and manage weight loss. Exercise and nutritional counseling can help you develop healthy habits to keep blood sugar under control.
Types of Diabetes Screening Testing
There are a few different types of diabetes screening tests. The three main tests are hemoglobin A1C, fasting blood sugar and a two-hour oral glucose tolerance test. According to the American Diabetes Association, screening is highly recommended for men and women over 45 years old. You should also have a screening if you are younger than 45 years old and are overweight. Follow-up screenings are recommended every three years for healthy adults and annually for those with prediabetes.
Many individuals develop prediabetes before the development of Type 2 diabetes. Men and women with this condition may already have long-term damage to the heart and blood vessels. Lifestyle changes can help prevent future risk and damage. If you are African-American or Hispanic, have a family history of diabetes or are overweight, you may want to strongly consider screening.
Schedule a Consultation
Diabetes screening and prevention are crucial for protecting your overall health. Dr. Daniel Benhuri is currently accepting new patients at the clinic located at 9400 Brighton Way, Suite #303 in Beverly Hills, California. Be proactive with your health by scheduling an appointment today.