Internal Medicine


Diabetes Mellitus (Diabetes)

A blood sugar level above 126mg/dl in fasting and above 200 mg/dl in postprandial state is defined as diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the insulin needed by the body is not produced sufficiently by the pancreas, so sugar cannot be taken from the blood into the cells and blood sugar rises. In type 2 diabetes, insulin is produced, but since the response of cells to insulin decreases, sugar cannot be transported into cells and blood sugar rises. In both cases, patient-physician cooperation is required to organize appropriate treatment with nutrition regulation and lifestyle changes. In our practice, follow-up and treatment of diabetes is carried out under the control of a specialist physician.