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3700 Market St, Bldg C, Clarkston, GA 30021

Phone: 404-298-9333
Fax: 404-298-9931

Diabetes Management

Diabetes management provided by Greater Atlanta Family Healthcare, Clarkston GA

Type 2 Diabetes, also called Adult Onset Diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose, a sugar that is a source of fuel. Normally, insulin, a hormone, helps glucose get into the body cells where it is used for energy. People with Type 2 Diabetes produce insulin, but they either do not produce enough or the insulin is not very effective in allowing glucose to get into the body's cells. As a result, glucose remains in the bloodstream. Too much sugar in the blood can make people ill and result in medical complications.

Treatment of Pre-Diabetes can return blood glucose levels back to normal and prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. Treatment for Pre-Diabetes includes good nutrition, weight loss, and exercise. Even a small amount of weight loss, 5-10% of the total body weight, can help. Moderate exercise, such as walking, should be done for 30 minutes each day, five days per week.

Meet Our Physicians

Our physicians are unlike any other doctors you've ever met because they have unique approaches to family medicine. Our doctors come from different cultural backgrounds (the American South and West Africa), treat patients as the unique individuals they are, and focus on preventing illness.