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Diabetes Management in Cumming, Canton, Habersham & Gainesville

Windermere Medical Group offers diabetes risk assessment, management guidance, evaluation, and treatment plans according to the needs of individual patients. 

Getting the right diabetes management and guidance is crucial to leading a healthy life. An unmanaged condition can cause severe health complications, including kidney disease, eye problems, and cardiovascular issues.

Diabetes can be managed with the right healthcare team at Windermere Medical Group via risk assessment & customized treatment plans. Our office serves patients at four convenient locations:

  • Diabetes management in Cumming
  • Diabetes management in Canton
  • Diabetes management in Gainesville
  • Diabetes management in Baldwin/ Habersham

Understanding Diabetes

Our team believes the best way to manage diabetes is to ensure the patients are well aware of the condition, its consequences, and the treatment options.

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when your body either doesn't produce enough insulin or can't properly use the insulin it does produce. 

When this happens, your body won’t be able to transport sugar to the cells to convert it into energy, resulting in the buildup of excess sugar in the bloodstream. The symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing sores or cuts
  • Frequent infections
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet

Without the right treatment, diabetes can have a major impact on multiple tissues and organs in the body.

Types of Diabetes

Windermere Medical Group offers treatment and management of different types of diabetes:

Type 1 Diabetes

When your immune system starts destroying the pancreatic cells where insulin is created.

Type 2 Diabetes

When your body resists insulin and faces a sugar buildup in your bloodstream.


When your blood sugar increases, but not enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes

When your blood sugar is high during your pregnancy due to insulin-blocking hormones.

Every type of diabetes comes with a unique set of symptoms and requires a special treatment plan. We also offer primary care, internal medicine, family medicine, and other healthcare services to provide the right care for your overall wellness.

Risk Factors of Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

  • Family history of Type 1 diabetes
  • Pancreatic injury
  • Physical stress
  • Auto-antibodies presence
  • Illness exposure due to viruses

Type 2 Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes

  • Family history of Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes
  • History of stroke or heart disease
  • Asian-American, Pacific Islander, Native American, Hispanic, or African-American
  • Overweight
  • Low HDL cholesterol and high triglyceride level
  • High blood pressure
  • 54 years or older
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Smoking

Gestational Diabetes

  • Family history of Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes
  • 25 years or older
  • Overweight throughout pregnancy
  • Asian-American, Native American, Hispanic, or African-American

Comprehensive Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes

The first step in effective diabetes management is an accurate diagnosis. Our specialists at Windermere Medical Group will conduct an initial evaluation to determine the cause and type of diabetes before starting treatment. You can visit our diabetes doctor located in Cumming, Canton, Gainesville and Baldwin.

Once diagnosed, our team will collaborate with you to develop a comprehensive diabetes management plan tailored to your individual needs. This plan may include:

Diabetes education

Learn the essentials of diabetes care, including healthy eating, blood sugar monitoring, medication management, and more.

Nutrition counseling

Work with our registered dietitian to develop a personalized meal plan that helps you manage your blood sugar and achieve your health goals.

Medication management

We'll help you understand your medication options and find the best regimen for you, including insulin therapy if needed.

Regular monitoring

Lab tests, blood sugar checks, and routine exams allow us to track your progress, adjust your management plan, and prevent complications.

Specialized care

Seamless access to specialists like endocrinologists, podiatrists, and ophthalmologists for comprehensive care should the need arise.

Healthy lifestyle

While medication plays a crucial role in controlling blood sugar levels, a well-rounded lifestyle is essential for long-term management and overall well-being. This includes the following:

  • Regular exercise
  • Dietary changes
  • Stress management
  • Adequate sleep
  • Smoking and alcohol cessation

Frequently Asked Questions on Diabetes Management in Cumming, Canton, Gainesville and Baldwin

What foods should I avoid if I have diabetes?

There's no single "diabetic diet." Focus on limiting rather than completely eliminating the following:

  • Sugary drinks (soda, juice, etc.)
  • Processed foods (white bread, pastries, etc.)
  • Foods high in saturated and trans fats
  • Excessive amounts of refined carbohydrates

What is A1C, and why is it important?

A1C is a blood test that reflects your average blood sugar control over the past 2-3 months. It provides a broader picture than daily blood sugar readings. Most people with diabetes aim for an A1C below 7%.

Should I take insulin if I have type 2 diabetes?

Not necessarily. Type 2 diabetes can often be managed with diet, exercise, and oral medications. However, insulin may be needed over time as the condition progresses.

Will I have to take diabetes medication forever?

For type 1 diabetes, insulin is always necessary. For type 2 diabetes, medication needs can change. 

In some cases, significant weight loss and lifestyle changes may allow for reduced medication or even managing without it (under doctor supervision).

Is there a cure for diabetes?

Currently, there's no cure for type 1 diabetes. For type 2 diabetes, it may be possible to achieve remission with substantial weight loss and lifestyle changes. However, the risk of diabetes returning remains.

Windermere Medical Group: Your Partner in Diabetes Care

Living with diabetes doesn't mean giving up a fulfilling life. With the right support and management strategies, you can thrive.

Windermere Medical Group offers the latest diagnostic tools and a full spectrum of management services to help you take control of your health. 

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes, don't delay in seeking care. Schedule an appointment today and start your journey toward better diabetes management!

We also provide top-tier primary care and family medical services. You can visit our doctors in the following locations:

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The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

Our Specialists Conduct Initial Evaluation to Determine the Cause and Type of Diabetes Before Starting Treatment

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