Diabetes is a result of the body’s inability to regulate sugar levels in the blood, known as blood glucose or blood sugar. Common signs of diabetes include unquenchable thirst, excessive hunger, frequent urination, fatigue, and mood swings. Patients with Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes all require medical treatment to regulate their blood sugar levels. The good news is that diabetes can be positively impacted by making healthy lifestyle choices, which enables the patients to personally improve their medical condition by exercising and eating a nutrient rich diet containing lots of vegetables, healthy fats and lean protein. Type 2 diabetes has been scientifically proven to be effectively managed through healthy weight management. This is one of the reasons why the Joy Medical team helps our patients with Type 2 diabetes develop and follow a customized nutrition and exercise plan. When followed, the right plan can help manage the condition, and lower the amount of insulin needed to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, it’s vital that you check your blood sugar daily and work with a physician that you feel comfortable with – one who won’t rush you and who will answer all your questions, and one who will regularly monitor your condition and be committed to helping you manage the disease.