With fellowship training in diabetes, Dr. Gangupantula specializes in providing diabetes management services. Type 1 Diabetes involves a severe lack of insulin, requiring critical care and management. Schedule an appointment at Valley Diabetes & Obesity in Modesto, California to have Dr. Gangupantula assess your personal needs. She will guide you through the proper steps to maintain your health while acknowledging your personal experience.
Type 1 Diabetes emerges in people who suffer a complete lack of insulin. The body’s immune system destroys the cells that release insulin, eventually eliminating its production from your body. Our bodies need insulin to absorb sugar (glucose) into our cells and produce energy. Without insulin, glucose builds up in your blood and leaves your cells starving. This imbalance creates high blood sugar and obstructs natural bodily functions and processes, such as:
Dr. Gopika Gangupantula provides measures for insulin management, ensuring minimal variability in blood sugars to prevent hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
Type 1 Diabetes is relatively rare, with only about 5% of the diabetic population affected. Statistically speaking, men and women are equally prone to having it. Its onset usually occurs among individuals under 20, although it can occur at any age.
The explicit factors that cause Type 1 Diabetes aren’t fully known, but genetic factors are known to play a role. Environmental factors also are observed to have an effect. In the case of autoantibodies, for example, a virus signals your immune system to attack your pancreas. Type 1 Diabetes can also be a comorbid condition alongside other autoimmune diseases.
Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes are often subtle but can grow severe over time. Signs you should look out for include:
Signs implying an emergency case with Type 1 Diabetes include:
Type 1 diabetes is a serious condition requiring medical treatment. ContactDr. Gangupantula as soon as you notice any symptoms of this condition.