If your father was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, previously called adult-onset diabetes (and the most common form of the disease in the elderly), it is essential to control. To do this, parents need the help of a team of medical professionals.
Of course, your father may not be able to consult with all these specialists, in view of insurance and financial constraints and availability. Then find places that offer help when his father needed. Primary Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body does not produce enough insulin – a hormone that helps convert sugar glucose from food into energy – or can not properly use insulin. This is a complex disease that requires careful management and consistent.
The majority of emergency medical as a family doctor or internist, monitoring and treatment of diabetes. The doctor should also refer to your parents that the specialists of diabetes, specific health problems as they arise. Health throughout the life of your parents can be very valuable in this role, as he must know the medical history of your father well and can help assess the health changes immediately.
However, if you find that diabetes care is not the forte of this doctor or not seems to successfully meet the needs related to diabetes from parents, or do not want questions about his parents’ s disease, decided to choose a new doctor or an endocrinologist (see below), a specialist in this disease.
To find a medical emergency of his father, visit the American Academy of finding a physician-finder of Family Physicians. “To find an internist, trying to find a doctor and the American Medical Association tool research. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance jointly sponsoring state by state Programfor Diabetes Physician Recognition physicians providing quality care of diabetes.
As people age, complications associated with diabetes are more common. These include the nerves, eyes and kidney damage and heart disease and stroke.
Endocrinologists are experts in the endocrine system of the body – tissues, organs and glands that secrete hormones – and treat a wide range of endocrine-related diseases, including diabetes and complications of uncontrolled diabetes.
To find an endocrinologist in the area of their parents, go to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists service “Find a Doctor.
Diabetes can damage the eyes and the retina, the light-sensitive coating of the eyeball, is particularly susceptible to damage . Your father should see an eye doctor or optometrist or eyes checked every year, more often if you have damage to the retina, or retinopathy.