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 were in search of a new physician when my neighbor mentioned that we should meet Dr Toni Muzzinigro who was a “Direct Primary Care” physician. We were not familiar with the term and were very intrigued. We made an initial appointment with her and learned so many things that we didn’t think existed anymore. Her main focus is on the patient and not the insurance companies! When she doesn’t have to worry about the bureaucracy and red tape of insurance companies, she has so much more time to listen to the patient and come up with a truly great level of care. The patient comes first and foremost. Our initial appointment was so thorough. She wanted to know every aspect of our past records. I felt like she really cared about us and her main goal was to keep us as healthy as possible. During our annual appointments, Dr. Muzzi schedules enough time to go over every concern you may have. Her explanations of test results are very thorough, and she is very knowledgeable of up to date medical breakthroughs. There have been some times during the year that we needed a doctor’s advice quickly. She is available to us basically 24/7. You can get in touch with her via phone, text, or video conferencing. Many things can be handled in a quick and timely manner. However, if there is a need to see her personally, getting in to see her doesn’t take weeks. Usually, you can make an appointment the very next day. How comforting is it to know that your doctor is always available to you and truly cares about your wellbeing! That is worth its weight in gold! Her staff are an added bonus! They run the office efficiently and take care of any other needs we may have. Another great advantage is that Dr. Muzzi has a network of specialists, labs, and resources available to us and at a discounted rate and free generic prescriptions. Personally, we like the fact that someone can help us navigate the medical system and direct us in the right direction. I simply can’t say enough. Dr. Muzzi has become our doctor as well as a good friend. She will always have our best interest at heart and her main goal is to provide the highest level of care. We are so thankful to have found Dr. Muzzi and Optimum Direct Care.”

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