Diabetes

Janaki Kanumilli MD Family Practice & Aesthetics

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Queens, Forest Hills, NY & Queens, Floral Park, NY

Effectively managing Type 1 diabetes involves more than just medication. At Janaki Kanumilli, MD Family Practice & Aesthetics, Dr. Kanumilli offers whole-body, holistic diabetes management solutions at two convenient locations in Forest Hills and Floral Park, both serving the Queens community of New York City. To learn how to manage your diabetes while improving your overall health and vitality, call Janaki Kanumilli, MD Family Practice & Aesthetics or schedule your appointment online today.

Diabetes Q & A

What is Type 1 diabetes?

In Type 1 diabetes, your pancreas doesn’t produce the hormone insulin. Insulin breaks down the glucose your body gets from food that provides energy.

While there are several types of diabetes, Type 1 makes up only 5% of diagnoses. Once known as juvenile diabetes, Type 1 diabetes is most commonly diagnosed in children and young adults, but adults can develop the disease as well. If you have Type 1 diabetes, you need to properly balance your diet, exercise, and daily medications in order to live a long, healthy life.

The exact cause of Type 1 diabetes is unknown, but you’re at higher risk of developing the condition if you have a family history of the disease and are a non-Hispanic Caucasian.

What are the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes?

When Type 1 diabetes is present, symptoms can develop quickly and include:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Vision changes
  • Frequent urination
  • Labored breathing
  • Increased appetite
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Drowsiness or lack of energy
  • Breath that smells sweet or fruity

Why is it important to manage Type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is a serious autoimmune disease, so it’s important to act quickly to manage your condition as soon as possible. Without proper treatment, you can experience serious health complications, including:

 

Living with Type 1 diabetes also increases your risk of stroke, heart attack, and certain skin conditions.

How is Type 1 diabetes managed?

There’s no cure for Type 1 diabetes, but as your primary care physician, Dr. Kanumilli takes a holistic, whole-body approach to managing your chronic condition.

Medication management

Type 1 diabetes requires disciplined blood sugar monitoring to administer the appropriate amount of daily insulin injections. Dr. Kanumilli helps determine the best insulin or insulins for you and your body.

Diet

Proper nutrition offers a solid foundation for managing diabetes. Through physician-assisted weight loss and management, Dr. Kanumilli helps you understand how different foods play a role in blood sugar.

Exercise

Exercise helps stabilize your blood sugar. With Dr. Kanumilli’s guidance, you learn how to incorporate regular physical activity into your life while balancing your insulin doses and diet.

To learn more about diabetes management, call Janaki Kanumilli, MD Family Practice & Aesthetics or schedule your appointment online today.