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Dr. Mohammed S. Khan is an internist practitioner associated with the Ohio Medical Group. In this video, Dr. Khan discusses a common disease: Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes is a disease where the body cannot control its sugar levels. Dr. Khan stresses that diabetes is a serious concern in the United States today because it is often related to our culture and societal behaviors. Nearly 40 percent of Americans have ether diabetes or pre diabetes, which often times develops into diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes is generally found and most often diagnosed in children, adolescents and young adults. In Type 1 Diabetes, the body does not produce insulin, causing an insulin deficiency in a significant nature. With Type 1 Diabetes, patients can often encounter episodes of unconsciousness, and symptoms of Diabetes can increase under certain circumstances like: when under stress, during pregnancy, and if you have an infection (like pneumonia).
Type 2 Diabetes on the other hand is usually found in groups of people over the age of 50. However, those who are younger and obese are still at risk. Often times, older patients become insulin resistant, this generally increases the diabetic problem. For more information, on Type 2 Diabetes, watch Dr. Shahed’s video.
While diabetes is a serious problem in America, there are ways to prevent and treat it. To reduce your risk of getting diabetes, you should visit a physician regularly and receive a blood sugar screening once a year. Additionally, exercising regularly and living a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet are some of the best ways to prevent diabetes.
About Dr. Khan:
Dr. Khan is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. His special interest is Preventive Care. Dr. Khan sees adult patients in our Olmsted Falls and Westlake Offices.