The two main forms of diabetes are Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. While the mechanism of each form is different, both diseases result in impaired blood sugar control. Due to the importance of blood sugar in our bodies, impaired blood sugar can lead to numerous life-threatening complications such as hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic neuropathy, kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality of multidisciplinary care to tackle your diabetes and provide you with the tools for sustaining controlled blood sugar and increasing your quality of life.
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM)
T1DM is a serious disease that must be managed and treated for with care and understanding for the individual. T1DM is an autoimmune disease in which the pancreas stops producing insulin, which is the hormone that helps regulate our blood sugar. However, through routine monitoring and good control of blood sugar, T1DM can be a completely manageable disease. Our diabetes care team are extremely well-versed in diabetes, nutrition, continuous glucose monitors, and insulin pump therapy. We also have a Medtronic Insulin Pump clinic bimonthly, and a Medtronic staffed CDE can aid in many aspects of understanding your Medtronic pump and adjusting your settings to achieve optimal glycemic control.
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM)
T2DM is a disease in which your body does not respond to insulin properly. There are numerous risk factors associated with T2DM including, race/ethnicity, prediabetes, overweight and obesity, family history of T2DM, PCOS, lack of exercise, smoking, and stress. We will work with you to help manage and control your diabetes not just through medication, but through overall lifestyle modification. Proper nutrition and physical activity play key roles in optimizing your blood sugar control. Our team will work with you to create an individualized diabetes care plan that works for you.
Gestational Diabetes develops during pregnancy, and it affects how your body uses blood sugar. Risk factors for gestational diabetes include BMI>30 prior to pregnancy and family history of diabetes. Unlike other forms of diabetes, close attention has to be given to both you and your developing fetus. It is imperative that you frequently follow-up with both your endocrinologist and your OB-GYN to maintain control of your blood sugar, the health of your placenta, and the health of your baby. Weight control, exercise, proper nutrition, and checking your blood sugar regularly are important ways to keep your gestational diabetes under control.
Our Diabetic Services
- Diabetic Foot Care
- Diabetic Eye Care
- Sudomotor Testing for Diabetic Neuropathy
- Retina Imaging for Diabetic Retinopathy
- Certified Diabetes Educator
- Insulin Pump Specialists
- Medical Weight Loss Program
Meet Our Diabetes Care Team
- Anastasios Manessis, MD, FACE, ABOM, ECNU
- Mid-level Practitioners
- Certified Diabetes Educator and Insulin Pump Specialist
- Certified Diabetes Nutritionists and Educators
- Ophthalmologist and Retina Specialist