Diabetes Specialist

Diabetes Specialist

If you are living with diabetes, come to Avant Medical Group in New York, NY, for treatment you can trust. Our devoted and caring professionals can help you live a better quality of life. We are conveniently located at 233 Broadway Suite 2750 New York, NY 10279. Call us today or visit us online to book an appointment.

Table of Content:

What are the symptoms of diabetes?
How is diabetes diagnosed?
What are the 5 stages of diabetes?
How can diabetes be treated?

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects the lives of over ten percent of Americans—over 34 million people. It is also estimated that approximately 88 million American adults have prediabetes—a precursor to the chronic condition—which equates to over a third of the adult population living in the United States. These statistics reinforce the seriousness of diabetes and how important it is to properly manage the condition. If diabetes is well-managed, a person living with the condition can live a long and fulfilling life, just as much as someone without the condition.

.What are the symptoms of diabetes?

The symptoms of diabetes include:


– Urinating a lot, often at night
– Being very thirsty
– Losing weight without trying
– Being very hungry
– Having blurry vision
– Having numb or tingling hands or feet
– Feeling very tired
– Having very dry skin
– Having sores that heal slowly
– Having more infections than usual

If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, you may have diabetes and should receive a blood glucose test to confirm a diagnosis as soon as possible.
How is diabetes diagnosed?


Diabetes is diagnosed with a blood test that measures glucose (blood sugar) levels. Three tests can measure blood glucose levels:

Fasting Glucose Test — These tests require patients to not eat or drink anything (besides water) for at least eight hours before the test. This is important because blood sugar levels fluctuate throughout the day, especially after eating.

Random Glucose Test — These tests measure blood glucose levels at any point throughout the day, and do not require fasting beforehand. This provides valuable data about the blood glucose levels at any given time. Several of these tests may need to be performed.
A1C Test — This test is commonly used to diagnose both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and may also be referred to as a glycated hemoglobin or glycosylated hemoglobin test.
What are the 5 stages of diabetes?


tage 1: Insulin Resistance — Blood sugar levels remain within normal range, but only due to the pancreas releasing higher amounts of insulin to balance high blood sugar.

Stage 2: Blood Sugar Levels Rise (Pre-Diabetes) — After the pancreas has produced more insulin to balance glucose levels, it starts to have difficulty keeping up with the demand and becomes fatigued from overworking. As a result, it produces less insulin, and blood sugar levels begin to rise.

.Stage 3: High Blood Sugar Levels (Diabetes) — Stage three is a fully fledged disease and damage to the pancreas starts to occur. Blood sugar levels rise more quickly, and the insulin output cannot be maintained.


Stage 4: Damage To The Pancreas (Diabetes) — This is when the pancreas has been overworking for years, which results in an elevation in blood sugar levels. The pancreas works tirelessly to reduce the levels of glucose in the blood.
Stage 5: Failed Pancreas (Diabetes) — After a certain point, the pancreas stops working, either producing too little insulin or none at all, which means that the body requires insulin injections to survive.
How can diabetes be treated?

Treatment for diabetes may include:

– Regular monitoring of blood sugar
– Insulin injections
– Oral or other medications
– Pancreas transplant
– Bariatric surgery


If you have diabetes, come to Avant Medical Group for care you can trust. Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in treating diabetes and can help you better manage your condition to live a better quality of life. To book an appointment for diabetes treatment, call our office today or visit our clinic conveniently located at 233 Broadway Suite 2750, New York, NY 10279. Our office is open eight hours a day, five days a week: Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We serve patients from New York NY, Brooklyn NY, Manhattan NY, Harlem NY, and Greenwich Village NY. We look forward to serving you!

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