A Message from Dr. Kadambi
Diabetes: Looking beyond blood sugar control…
In keeping with November being National Diabetes month, I thought I would say a few words to outline our philosophy on treating patients with Diabetes.
While there has been a lot of emphasis in keeping blood sugars as close to normal as possible, it is just as important to optimize various other metabolic factors associated with Diabetes. These would include bringing down insulin levels as well as keeping VitD levels optimal as well as VitB12 and folate levels. Addressing and normalizing non cholesterol risk factors for Heart Disease becomes important as diabetics have a markedly increased risk for it. These may include elevated markers for inflammation such as hs-CRP(c-reactive Protein) and Homocysteine levels.
Here at Fort Wayne Endocrinology, we strive to optimize all risk factors in prevention of complications from Diabetes. It also becomes important to screen at risk individuals to diagnose Metabolic Syndrome, which can be a precursor to developing Diabetes. Treating Metabolic Syndrome can be very gratifying if one can prevent the onset of Diabetes. Several of the complications of Diabetes develop even before the blood sugars go up. This is why it becomes so important to diagnose and treat Metabolic Syndrome.
Normalizing blood sugars and ignoring the rest of the metabolic picture is like saving a tree only to lose the forest!
- Dr. Kadambi’s 2016 Docs on Call schedule is available in the lobby. He will include a variety of interesting topics to benefit your health. Pick up your schedule today!
Did You Know?
November is Diabetic Awareness Month
Ask your Provider about an A1c test. It gathers your blood glucose data over a period of three months. Type 2 diabetics have a harder time breaking down sugar in their body and converting it to fuel. Sugar then builds up in the bloodstream and does damage to the nerves and blood vessels. Exercise and diet play a big part in reversing Type 2 diabetes. Do your part. Exercise and eat healthy.
Cooking in a slow cooker retains the maximum nutrients, due to low evaporation of a closed system. The ingredients stay mostly intact. Maintaining quality and healthier eating.
Natalie Kaminski, Lab Assistant
Natalie has been a member of the Fort Wayne Endocrinology team for 11 years. She started her medical career working as a front desk manager at Northeast OB/GYN. After holding that
that position for several years, Natalie decided to move to the clinical side of medicine. She then took a position in the onsite laboratory of Northeast OB/GYN.
In 2003, she left Northeast OB/GYN to join the family at Fort Wayne Endocrinology. Natalie works full time in the lab, but has also been cross trained to help with other duties of the practice.
Natalie enjoys working at Fort Wayne Endocrinology and considers helping patients to a healthier life a precious gift.
Cinnamon Pear Crisp (Diabetes Self- Management Magazine, Sept/Oct 2015)
Makes 12 servings