At Leawood Family Care, keeping you healthy is our primary focus. Our diabetes treatments follow national guidelines for screening and preventive services.
We believe in providing the South KC community with access to affordable diabetes treatment in Leawood, so you can continue living a healthy, active lifestyle.
Our Diabetes overview
- Frequent urination
- Excessive thirst
- Unexpected weight loss
- Blurred vision
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus more commonly starts in those less than age 30.
- Type 2 diabetes more commonly develops in people over the age of 30.
Treatment and Care
Treatment of Type 1 diabetes requires insulin and a healthy diet. Treatment of Type 2 diabetes includes a healthy diet and maintaining an appropriate weight, but may also include a variety of medications.
Types of Conditions
Type 1 Diabetes
This type of diabetes develops as a result of failure of the pancreas to produce insulin. Insulin is required to manage Type 1 diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes
This type of diabetes develops due to your body developing resistance to insulin that is produced in the pancreas. It is best treated with lifestyle changes or medications that reduce insulin resistance and reduce blood sugar.
Type 2 diabetes treatment in Leawood is managed by your primary care provider much of the time, but may also be managed by an endocrinologist.
Type 1 diabetes is typically managed by an endocrinologist.
Weight management is one of the most effective methods for preventing Type 2 Diabetes.
A healthy, well-rounded diet is important for preventing Type 2 Diabetes.
Diabetes Treatment in Leawood
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get rid of diabetes completely?
With appropriate lifestyle changes, Type 2 diabetics may be able to get their blood sugar back into a normal range.
Do I have to take insulin to control diabetes?
Type I diabetics must take insulin as their body does to make adequate insulin. Most Type 2 diabetics can manage their blood sugar without insulin.