33% of all men
and 39% of all women will suffer from diabetes during their lifetime.
African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans are also more
prone to develop diabetes. At Dallas Family Medicine, we attempt
to find those who are prone to develop diabetes before they develop
the disease and make every effort to see to it that they avoid it.
Beta cells in
the pancreas make insulin for us. The function of these cells declines
as people progress toward developing diabetes.
Our focus is on ensuring
that the beta cells are preserved. We spend a lot of time educating
our patients on both pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical approaches
to dealing with their diabetes or pre-diabetic states.
For those who
have already been diagnosed with diabetes, we offer a variety of
therapeutic options, and are well versed in the various medications