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PRIME Health: Providing personalized care

Prediabetes is a red flag, and it’s your body telling you it’s time to act. you are already in the danger zone at this point.

A diagnosis of prediabetes means your blood sugar is higher than normal, a warning sign for people who will develop diabetes if they don’t make major lifestyle changes. Without intervention, a person with prediabetes will likely develop type 2 diabetes within one to 10 years.

Yes, genetics, age, and ethnicity all play a role in the development of prediabetes, but diet, lifestyle, stress, and underlying health conditions play a bigger role.

Using built-in tools, which are very comprehensive, with deep learning algorithms and holistic artificial intelligence based risk scores and risk assessment tests, you can assess your diabetes risk at PRIME Health to prevent premature health events and overcome lifestyle-related chronic diseases.

Get the best care

PRIME Health creates a personalized care plan to meet your diabetes care needs and goals, such as preventing complications of the disease, improving blood sugar control, and reducing disease risk factors ( heart, eye, kidney, liver disease, stroke) and others.

Her approach aims to make people understand how lifestyle changes can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes-related complications.

In addition, their team will help you determine ways to best manage conditions that have already developed. Together you will decide on an appropriate treatment plan for each condition based on your medical condition and associated risks. PRIME Health is committed to providing comprehensive diabetes care so you can live life to the fullest and enjoy the benefits of good health.

Empowering people with diabetes, anytime, anywhere

Falak Tayyeb, a members-only premium annual subscription service, is a remote chronic disease management program aimed at improving the health of people with diabetes and high blood pressure and reducing the costs associated with preventable complications by managing chronic diseases more quickly and efficiently, thereby slowing the progression of these diseases.

PRIME Health Endocrinology Department

Adrenal disorders including adrenal tumors and resistant hypertension, neuroendocrine disorders
Calcium disorders, including parathyroid disorders and vitamin D deficiency
Cholesterol and triglyceride disorder
Developmental Disabilities
Calcium metabolism disorders, parathyroid disorders
Endocrine disorders during pregnancy, including diabetes and thyroid disorders
Endocrine hypertension, resistant hypertension
Dyserection
Gonadal disorders and hormone replacement therapy
Growth hormone disorders
Hirsutism Female reproductive hormonal disorders PCOS and CAH
Hypoglycemic disorders and neuroendocrine tumors
Intensive diabetes management including insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose sensors (glucose monitoring) and dietitian support in type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome
Male reproductive disorders, sexual dysfunction, post-doping complications
Medical and endocrine disorders around bariatric surgery
Metabolic disorders including hyperlipidemia, obesity and post-bariatric surgery follow-up
Obesity management
Obesity, metabolic disorders, effects of bariatric surgery on the endocrine system, nutrition, lipid disorders, diet and exercise counseling
Osteoporosis and metabolic bone disorders
Pituitary disorders
Pregnancy-related endocrine disorders
Preparation for bariatric surgery and optimization of risk factors
Prolactin disorders
Reproductive endocrinology (polycystic ovary syndrome, primary ovarian failure, ovarian failure, amenorrhea, hirsutism), male and female hypogonadism
Thyroid dysfunction, autoimmune polyglandular syndromes, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer

Recommendations

Diabetic retinopathy is a disease of the blood vessels in the eyes, which can lead to blindness. If you have diabetes or are at risk, your eye care needs to be on point.

Be sure to get an annual eye exam, even if you’ve never had diabetes. You should check your vision regularly and make any necessary adjustments. You will also want to discuss the best treatment options with your doctor.

The prevalence of heart failure is high in the diabetic population and diabetic cardiomyopathy is a common but underestimated cause of heart failure in diabetics. Its management involves lifestyle improvement, control of glycemic and lipid abnormalities, and treatment of hypertension and coronary artery disease, if present.

If you are diagnosed with diabetes and have kidney disease, you may need to monitor your kidney function more closely. Diabetes can lead to kidney damage, which can cause chronic kidney disease (CKD).

If you have diabetes and CKD, your doctor may recommend regular blood tests to determine how well your kidneys are working. The test will measure the amount of protein in your urine, which is a sign that the kidneys are working properly. A low protein level in your urine indicates a problem with the kidneys, which are not filtering waste products properly.

Diabetic neuropathy is a condition that can affect the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar. It is characterized by painful and burning sensations in the feet. This condition can also lead to numbness in the toes, which can be extremely difficult to treat. Diabetic neuropathy is a silent killer that can lead to amputation and blindness if left untreated. The best way to prevent this disease is to control your blood sugar through exercise, diet, and medication.

If you have any of these symptoms, it is essential that you see a doctor as soon as possible so that they can begin to treat your condition properly.

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11 things to do for a healthy life

1. Manage blood pressure. 120/80 mmHg or less is best.
2. Control cholesterol. Aim for total cholesterol below 200 mg/dL.
3. Reduce blood sugar. Get your HbA1c (an average blood sugar reading over the past three months) below 5.7% if you have prediabetes or below 6.5% if you have type 2 diabetes.
4. Control blood sugar with insulin or other blood sugar lowering drugs.
5. Monitor blood glucose frequently and adjust insulin doses to maintain blood glucose within target limits.
6. Take medicine before meals to prevent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
7. Be active. Your goal is 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous activity.
8. Eat better. Eat a healthy diet high in fiber, low in fat and sugar, low in sodium, high in complex carbohydrates, low in saturated fat, and moderate in protein (with adequate iron intake).
9. Lose weight. You want a body mass index (BMI) below 25.
10. Quit smoking. You’ll get cardiovascular benefits, not to mention lower your risk of cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and more.