Diabetes/Metabolic Syndrome

 

Diabetes

Taking a broad look at contributing factors, The Downing Clinic works to help many patients with these illnesses. Diabetes is a chronic disease that is reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S. It is a risk factor for other problems such as heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, vision problems, etc. We can do testing for pre-diabetes and diabetes, and make healthy suggestions to help you reduce your risk for this disease. If you already have diabetes, we have several ways to help you manage this disease.

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a group of medical risk factors which present simultaneously in an individual as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Low HDL level
  • High triglyceride level
  • High fasting blood sugar level
  • Higher than recommended waist-to-hip ratio and BMI (Body Mass Index determined by height-weight ratio)
  • These factors increase an individual’s risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

If you already have metabolic syndrome or are concerned about having it, we have several ways to help you manage this condition.