THE WELLNESS NPs
Diabetes and Cholesterol Screening
More than 100 million U.S. adults live with diabetes or prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, more than 102 million American adults have high cholesterol levels. This means millions of Americans are currently in need of specialized care and resources that can help them manage their health condition successfully. And ideally, “successfully” means going above and beyond a patient’s basic needs, and that truly improving their overall wellness.
At The Wellness NPs, we feel it’s important to use our resources to make this successful management of health a reality. To make this happen, we offer specialized exams and screenings to patients who struggle to manage chronic ailments, particularly diabetes and high cholesterol. By visiting our office, you will gain access to blood tests and services designed specifically to address your health needs.
FAQs on Diabetes and Cholesterol Testing
If I Already Have Diabetes or High Cholesterol, Will I Find Your Services Less Helpful?
I Hear About These Ailments All The Time - But What Exactly Are They?
Diabetes: Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Normally, insulin - a hormone made by the pancreas - helps glucose enter our cells, where it’s converted into usable energy. But when glucose fails to enter our cells and remains in the bloodstream, we can develop complications due to elevated blood sugar levels. In Type 2 diabetes specifically, blood sugar levels rise due to the body failing to produce or use enough insulin.
Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood. Your body actually needs some cholesterol to build healthy cells. However, high levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease by creating fatty deposits in blood vessels. High cholesterol risk factors include age, inactivity, being overweight, and eating a poor diet.
What If I Have Additional Questions Or Concerns?
When managing and treating diabetes and high cholesterol, special testing is needed to monitor these issues. Custom Made Weight Loss and Nursing Solutions is able to offer these screenings to better address your health needs. Please contact us at your earliest convenience and our dedicated expert team will be happy to answer your questions.