Telehealth & General Practice located in Atlanta, GA


Diabetes services offered in Atlanta, GA

Managing your diabetes with the necessary care can help you avoid the loss of sensation in your limbs, ulcers that don’t heal, and eventual leg amputation. Effective telehealth care is available for your diabetes from Dina Hobson, MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC, and the rest of the team at VirtuaReal Health, based in Georgia. Learn more about how to control your diabetes by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at VirtuaReal Health today.

Diabetes Q & A

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a common metabolic condition with several varieties. They all stem from problems with a natural pancreatic hormone called insulin, which facilitates the transfer of glucose (blood sugar) from your blood into your cells, which use glucose as energy. 

Ineffective insulin, too little insulin, or none at all causes glucose to build up in your blood and lead to organ damage. You may be diagnosed with:

Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition, which causes your immune system to attack the pancreatic cells that normally produce insulin. If you have this type, your body simply doesn’t make the insulin it needs. 

Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is more likely to develop over time. It starts out as insulin resistance or prediabetes. If you have this type, your body can no longer efficiently use insulin even though your pancreas still produces it. This type has several connections to diet and lifestyle factors. 

Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is more akin to Type 2 diabetes, though it only happens during pregnancy. It goes away after your delivery but can put you at a higher risk of getting Type 2 diabetes later in life. 

What are some common early signs of diabetes?

All types of diabetes share similar early signs and symptoms. You might have diabetes or be insulin resistant if you experience:

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Dry or itchy skin
  • Fatigue
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Vision decline

Going without treatment for diabetes of any kind can have negative implications for your health. Some of the more well-known complications of diabetes are neuropathy, skin infections, and kidney damage. 

What does diabetes treatment entail?

VirtuaReal Health offers tailored holistic health care to help you manage your diabetes. You visit with the team regularly using convenient video calls that you can access from anywhere. They also use remote patient monitoring to measure your blood sugar and vital signs. 

A typical diabetes care plan at VirtuaReal Health might involve practices and methods like:

  • Taking insulin
  • Taking other medications
  • Glucose monitoring
  • Dietary changes
  • Exercise
  • Weight loss
  • Smoking cessation
  • Herbal supplements

Adhering to your personalized treatment plan helps you get the best possible outcome from your virtual health care at VirtuaReal Health and can help you avoid complications, including amputation. 

If you have diabetes and would like to engage in convenient telehealth care with remote monitoring, call VirtuaReal Health or schedule a virtual visit online today.