James J. Biemer, MD
Internists located in Portland, OR
Diabetes impacts everything from your eyesight to the feeling in your feet. With an office located in Portland, Oregon, The Biemer Clinic can work with you to create a personalized diabetes management plan that can reduce your symptoms and lower your risk of serious complications from diabetes. Call The Biemer Clinic's concierge medical practice today to learn more.
Diabetes Management Q & A
Who needs diabetes management?
In many cases, Dr. Biemer and Julia can help people manage their Type 2 diabetes without the need or use of medication or insulin injections. By eliminating negative lifestyle habits and engaging in both healthy eating and a regular exercise routine, you can manage your diabetes and, in some cases, even force the disease into remission.
Whether you have Type 1 diabetes, where the pancreas doesn’t create enough — or any — insulin, or Type 2, where your cells don’t respond to the insulin that’s produced, diabetes management can help you keep your blood-sugar level under control and decrease your risk of diabetes complications.
How is diabetes managed?
In many cases, Dr. Biemer can help people manage their Type 2 diabetes without the need or use of medication or insulin injections. By eliminating negative lifestyle habits and engaging in both healthy eating and a regular exercise routine, you can manage your diabetes and, in some cases, even force the disease into remission.
To help you manage your diabetes, Dr. Biemer and Julia recommend:
- Checking your glucose levels multiple times a day
- Eating real, healthy foods in a well-balanced diet
- Engaging in physical activity for at least 30 minutes most days of the week
- Dealing with stress, which can increase your blood-sugar levels
- Managing other chronic conditions
- Limiting alcohol consumption
Do you need medication for diabetes management?
If you have Type 1 diabetes, you need to take insulin injections to provide insulin that allows glucose to turn into energy for your cells.
When you have Type 2 diabetes, Dr Biemer, Julia and their knowledgeable team can help you manage your diabetes without the use of medication. If you still struggle to maintain your glucose levels, your provider may prescribe medication
Multiple medications are available for diabetes, including those that improve the quality of the insulin your pancreas produces, increase the amount of insulin produced, or make your cells more receptive to the insulin that’s available.
When you’re ready to improve your help and do what’s necessary to manage your diabetes, call The Biemer Clinic to learn more about diabetes management.