Diabetes Management Specialist

Altus Medical Care

Internal Medicine located in Trenton, NJ

If you’re among the 100 million American adults with diabetes or prediabetes today, having a good diabetes management plan is crucial for your long-term health and wellness. At Altus Medical Care in Trenton, New Jersey, friendly and experienced internists Rajnish Chawla, MD, and Rupinder Chawla, MD, are ready to help you get healthy using a customized diabetes management plan. Use the online scheduler or call the office to book your appointment now.

Diabetes Management Q & A

Who needs diabetes management?

All those diagnosed with diabetes need to tightly control their disease, so medical diabetes management is essential. 

Type 1 diabetes 

If you have type 1 diabetes, you’ll typically work with a diabetes specialist like an endocrinologist for diabetes-specific care, and see your internal medicine physician for primary care. The Altus Medical Care team act as your primary care providers, coordinating care with endocrinologists or other specialists to help you maintain an optimal diabetes management plan.  

Type 2 diabetes 

If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you need a diabetes management plan to control the disease and keep it tightly controlled so you can enjoy good health. A diabetes management plan isn’t something you can design and implement on your own, because you need regular testing, medically supervised lifestyle changes, and sometimes medication to control your diabetes.

Prediabetes

Although you don’t technically have diabetes when you’re diagnosed with prediabetes, it’s still a serious threat that requires prompt attention. Without any changes, prediabetes can become diabetes quickly. The Altus Medical Care team helps you make the necessary changes, monitors your health, and prescribes any necessary medication to help you avoid type 2 diabetes.

Whether you’re newly diagnosed with prediabetes or you’ve been dealing with type 2 diabetes for years, the Altus Medical Care team has diabetes management solutions for you.

Do I have to take insulin to manage diabetes?

Not necessarily. Type 1 diabetes requires insulin because the body doesn’t make it. If you have type 1 diabetes, your specialist typically prescribes insulin, and your primary care doctor at Altus Medical Care can help you stay healthy through diet, exercise, and careful management of co-existing health conditions.

If you have type 2 diabetes, you may not need insulin. Often, you can control your blood sugar through diet and lifestyle changes under your Altus Medical Care physician’s supervision. If you need to lose weight, you can participate in a very effective medically supervised weight loss program called ProLon® at Altus Medical Care.

Sometimes you’ll need oral medication to control your blood sugar and eventually may need insulin. But, with a strict diabetes management plan, you can stay healthy now and for a very long time.

How often should I see the doctor for diabetes management?

In general, if you have diabetes or prediabetes, you’ll need to see your Altus Medical Care doctor more often than you did before diagnosis. You may need to see the doctor every 3-6 months, depending on your specific health and circumstances. 

The Altus Medical Care team is here to help you stay healthy through a medical diabetes management plan. Use online booking or call the office to make your appointment now.