Type 1 Diabetes, known also as juvenile onset or insulin-dependant diabetes, is an autoimmune condition occurring in a small percentage of the population. The immune system attacks its own insulin-producing cells in the pancreas; therefore Type 1 diabetics have to supplement insulin for the rest of their life.
Type 2 Diabetes, also called non-insulin dependant diabetes, affects about 90 percent of diabetics in America. Type 2 is defined as chronic high blood sugar or diet-induced and is 100% curable.
At Triad Health Center, the first step is to determine what is driving the diabetes in the body. We offer a variety of testing to determine the cause. Included in the testing are the following: complete metabolic panel, HGB A1C, Leptin, C-Reactive Protein, Lp-PLA-2, and Micronutrient Test. After your initial evaluation and testing, we will determine the focus of care and begin your customized plan of action.