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Diabetes Management Program

Diabetes Management Program

Physical Therapy is not just about treating patients with traumatic injury and mobility issues. Over the years, the physical therapy profession has changed a lot and has continued to expand treatment areas, many of which are based on medical advances.

Cadence Physical Therapy has been helping people with diabetes avoid long-term complications. Diabetes can lead to several complications, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), stroke, peripheral arterial disease, nephropathy, neuropathy, retinopathy, lower-extremity amputation, and musculoskeletal impairments. 

 

People with type II diabetes require intensive treatment to help them control their blood sugar levels. While medicine helps keep your blood sugar level as normal as possible, proper blood sugar control involves lifestyle adjustments, particularly food and exercise. Unfortunately, many people have developed medical issues that make exercise difficult by the time they are diagnosed with diabetes. Patients may likely have two or more comorbidities; they may have obesity issues, have started to develop or have already developed full-blown diabetic neuropathy, or have metabolic syndrome. As a result, expecting people with diabetes to start exercising on their own might not be safe or effective. This is where Cadence Physical Therapy Diabetes Management Program can help you control your diabetes.

With Cadence Physical Therapy Diabetes Management Program, we can help patients learn more about diabetes and its prevention. Our team of highly skilled therapists can provide you with a tailored exercise program that is a vital part of type 1 and type 2 diabetes treatments. We can help you target your individual needs and help you meet your goals more quickly and effectively. Call us now at 

(847) 378-4970 to schedule an initial evaluation of your condition. 

We provide a wide range of services to help you manage your diabetic symptoms;

  1. Hyperglycemia
  2. Hypoglycemia
  3. Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
  4. Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  5. Diabetic Nephropathy
  6. Diabetic Retinopathy
  7. Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  8. Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

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Hyperglycemia is a condition in which glucose (sugar) levels in the blood are too high, leading to diabetic ketoacidosis or DKA. This potentially life-threatening complication occurs when your body produces excess amounts of acidic chemicals called ketones. Untreated, this condition can cause coma and death within hours. 

With Cadence Physical Therapy Diabetes Management Program, we can help patients learn more about hyperglycemia and its prevention. Our team of highly skilled therapists can provide you with a tailored exercise program that is a vital part of type 1 and type 2 diabetes treatments. We can help you target your individual needs and help you meet your goals more quickly and effectively.

2

Hypoglycemia is a medical emergency that can result in coma and even death. This happens when there is too little glucose in the bloodstream for cells to burn as energy. A person with diabetes who has not eaten enough carbohydrates or whose body cannot use them properly may experience low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

Cadence Physical Therapy has helped thousands of patients who suffered from this condition by providing support that includes diet counseling and exercise programs that help reduce the risk of future attacks. We will also help you recognize the symptoms of hypoglycemia so you can take action quickly.

3

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is considered a severe condition that can cause diabetic coma and even death if not treated in time.

Ketoacidosis is when the body does not have enough insulin to use glucose for energy, breaking down fat instead. This will lead to the blood sugar level rising rapidly. The kidneys try to remove excess sugar from the blood by producing more urine than usual, leading to dehydration and loss of electrolytes (sodium, potassium). If untreated, this condition will continue until too much fluid has been lost through urination or vomiting—dehydration results when there is an imbalance between water lost and water taken in by drinking or eating. Dehydration makes you feel thirsty but also weakens your circulatory system making it harder for your heart to pump blood throughout your body. As a result of these symptoms, people with ketogenic acidosis are at risk for seizures as well as kidney damage due to high levels of acids called ketones building.

With Cadence Physical Therapy Diabetes Management Program,  we can help in managing blood sugar levels and avoid long-term complications by providing safe and effective programs to promote physical activity and exercise among patients with diabetes and diabetes-associated complications.

4

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is the most common complication of diabetes mellitus. Long-term hyperglycemia can cause peripheral nerve damage, resulting in distal-predominant nerve fiber degeneration. Loss of feeling in the lower limbs is a high risk for limb amputation.

Cadence Physical Therapy will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan for your specific needs. We will also help you learn how to best protect your feet from further harm through education and training on foot care techniques such as proper shoe fitting and off-loading exercises. 

5

Diabetic Nephropathy is a progressive type of kidney disease and is a common complication of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It affects around 1 in 3 people living with diabetes in the United States.

Diabetic nephropathy impairs the kidneys' capacity to perform their normal function of eliminating waste and excess fluid from the body. The illness gradually deteriorates your kidneys' delicate filtering function over time. Kidney failure, often known as end-stage renal disease, or ESRD, is the last stage of nephropathy. Early treatment can help to prevent or decrease the progression of the disease, as well as reduce the risk of complications.

With Cadence Physical Therapy Diabetes Management Program,  we can help in managing blood sugar levels and avoid long-term complications by providing safe and effective programs to promote physical activity and exercise among patients with diabetes and diabetes-associated complications.

6

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease caused by elevated blood sugar levels. It damages the retina, the light-sensitive lining in the back of the eye, over time. When these tiny blood vessels in the retina leak blood and other fluids, diabetic retinopathy develops. 

The Two Stages of Diabetic Eye Disease:

  • NPDR (non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy)

This is the early stage of diabetic eye disease. It affects a large number of people with diabetes. With NPDR, tiny blood vessels leak, causing the retina to enlarge. Macular edema occurs when the macula expands. This is the most common cause of visual loss in patients with diabetes.

  • PDR (proliferative diabetic retinopathy)

PDR is the more advanced stage of diabetic eye disease. It occurs when the retina begins to produce new blood vessels. This process is known as neovascularization. These new, delicate arteries frequently bleed into the vitreous. You might observe a few dark floaters if they only bleed a bit. If they bleed profusely, their vision may be completely blocked.

Scar tissue can occur as a result of the new blood vessels. Scar tissue can obstruct the macula or result in a detached retina.

Diabetic retinopathy may cause no symptoms or just minor vision abnormalities at first, thus if you have diabetes, it’s important to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year before it advances to the more complicated stage.

Later symptoms may include:

  • blurry vision
  • floating spots in your vision
  • having poor night vision
  • noticing colors appear faded or washed out
  • blindness

With Cadence Physical Therapy Diabetes Management Program,  we can help in managing blood sugar levels and avoid long-term complications by providing safe and effective programs to promote physical activity and exercise among patients with diabetes and diabetes-associated complications.

7

A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that affects about 15% of diabetic individuals and is most typically found on the bottom of the foot. It does not heal or keeps returning. 

Anyone who has diabetes can develop a foot ulcer. 

Insulin users, as well as people with diabetes-related kidney, eye, and heart illness, are more likely to develop a foot ulcer. Obesity, as well as the use of alcohol and tobacco, contribute to the development of foot ulcers.

With Cadence Physical Therapy Diabetes Management Program,  we can help in managing blood sugar levels and avoid long-term complications by providing safe and effective programs to promote physical activity and exercise among patients with diabetes and diabetes-associated complications.

8

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a blood circulation disorder wherein the blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to your arms and legs narrow. It can cause pain in your lower extremities when walking, making it difficult to perform simple everyday tasks like getting dressed or bathing.

PVD affects an estimated 15 million people in the United States alone, many of whom are unaware they have it because there are no visible symptoms. Left untreated, the condition can lead to heart attack and stroke—two leading causes of death among adults over age 55.

With Cadence Physical Therapy Diabetes Management Program, we can effectively treat peripheral vascular disease by giving you the right set of exercises that strengthens leg muscles and improves circulation.

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