Type 2 Diabetes Doctor in NJ
Our passion, focus, and mission at the Weight Loss and Wellness Center is to take care of people who are struggling with obesity and related illnesses, including type 2 diabetes. We understand that living with diabetes has significant effects on your personal life, work life, and social life. Dr. Majid of the Weight Loss and Wellness Center has years of experience providing the highest level of personalized care for type 2 diabetes, offering the exact support that you need to help you gain control of your health and wellbeing. We are with you every step of the way and can provide additional support for other obesity-related issues that are common among our patients, including depression, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure.
What is type 2 diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease that affects your body’s ability to handle glucose levels in your blood. The hormone insulin is responsible for helping your cells turn glucose into energy, but for those with type 2 diabetes, cells develop what is known as insulin resistance. This means that there is a surplus of the glucose that builds up in the bloodstream of those who have this disease.
Because diabetes closely relates to your diet and weight, a weight loss doctor and/or diabetes specialist is the most appropriate person to handle your disease. At the Weight Loss and Wellness Center in New Jersey, our team can help you manage type 2 diabetes with a personalized treatment plan that works for you and your unique needs.
What causes type 2 diabetes?
Diabetes is usually caused by a few different factors combined, which lead to insulin resistance. These typically include a few of the following:
- Being overweight
- Being obese
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Cellular dysfunction (communication errors between your cells)
What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes?
Millions of people live with diabetes and are unaware that they have the condition. Symptoms can be mild or nonexistent in some cases. However, there are some symptoms that are common among those with type 2 diabetes. Visit one of our diabetes specialists at the Weight Loss and Wellness Center in New Jersey if you experience any of the below symptoms of type 2 diabetes:
- Excess thirst
- Blurry vision
- Poor circulation (tingling in hands or feet)
- Frequent yeast infections
- Frequent urination
How is type 2 diabetes diagnosed?
Type 2 diabetes can be diagnosed using a simple blood test to measure your glucose levels. Depending on your symptoms and the results of your test, your doctor might recommend having a second test to confirm the results. This can be done by your regular family doctor or by a diabetes specialist at the Weight Loss and Wellness Center in New Jersey. Our team sees dozens of patients with diabetes and related illnesses and can help you make the correct diagnosis as well as help you plan ways to improve your health and manage your disease long-term.
What are the best type 2 diabetes treatments?
Type 2 diabetes cannot be managed without care and treatment from a diabetes specialist. At the Weight Loss and Wellness Center, our team can develop a long-term diabetes management plan that works for you and that you understand. Our goal is to use one or more of the following non-surgical and surgical treatment options to minimize discomfort and complications caused by type 2 diabetes:
Weight loss support groups
Weight loss medication
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Revision bariatric surgery