Blood Glucose Testing in Orlando, FL

Blood Glucose Testing Orlando FL

Blood glucose testing, which measures the amount of sugar in the bloodstream, is essential for managing diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce a sufficient amount of the hormone insulin, which naturally regulates blood glucose levels. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body does not properly utilize the insulin produced.

When Does Blood Glucose Need to Be Checked?

The level of sugar in the bloodstream is a key health indicator. A doctor may order a blood glucose test to diagnose diabetes or prediabetes (higher than normal blood sugar levels), or as part of a routine checkup.

Diabetes can cause blood glucose levels to vary dramatically, sometimes causing them to be too high, and other times causing them to be too low. Each extreme can lead to serious health complications, such as cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, nerve problems, and seizures. That’s why blood glucose testing is so important for diabetics.

Most people who are diagnosed with diabetes work with a doctor to establish an appropriate blood glucose testing routine. Some diabetics check their blood sugar levels once a week or once a month, while others do so several times a day. The optimum testing frequency can vary based on many factors, including the patient’s overall health. For instance, an infection or another illness can affect how the body processes glucose, so blood glucose testing may need to be performed more frequently during recovery.

A Key Component of Diabetes Management

Regular blood glucose testing is a reliable and accurate way to monitor diabetes. The results can be used to assess the effectiveness of a diabetes management plan, which may include a special diet, an exercise program, and/or prescribed medications. This is the best way to ensure that blood sugar levels remain within safe limits.

If you are living with diabetes, it is important to work with a doctor who can provide the level of support you need. If you’re a member of Optimum Direct Care in Orlando, FL, that doctor is Dr. Toni “Muzzi” Muzzonigro. Contact us today to find out how Dr. Muzzi can help you achieve and maintain optimum health for life.

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“In the years leading up to finding Dr. Muzzi, the way I think about my health evolved to fit a more modern view of health and science with a focus on overall wellness and preventative medicine. I was surprised and delighted on my first visit to find Dr. Muzzi not only shared this view, but was practicing medicine in this way. Focusing on my overall wellness rather than treating symptoms has improved my quality of life and undoubtedly add quality years to my life.”

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“My husband and I are big fans of Dr. Toni Muzzonigro and ODC. She takes great time and care in both listening to us and explaining medical issues. We didn’t get this when we were part of an HMO or PPO healthcare network. For those rare emergencies, I can reach her after hours and receive an immediate response. We also like that she is not totally westernized in her viewpoints and will give holistic advice. Erin and the staff are amazing. They are warm and welcoming. You don’t feel like a number when you visit ODC. Love them!”

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