Diabetes Management is not optional

Diabetes Management is Not Optional

After a diagnosis of diabetes, many are inundated with information about nutrition, blood sugar levels, medications, and exercise. It’s true; there’s a lot that goes into successfully managing it daily. At times you may wonder why all the fuss, or be overwhelmed, or give up. Diabetes is a chronic condition that, if not controlled, can …

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Summer care for pediatric diabetes

Summer Care for Pediatric Diabetes

Summertime for kids is a time to kick back and enjoy each day free of the constraints of schedules, classes, and pop quizzes. Unfortunately, some things never take a day off. Like many other chronic conditions, pediatric diabetes requires regular monitoring and attention. Instead of loosening the reigns, summertime often brings new challenges to keep …

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Diabetic Devices, the hidden heroes

Diabetic Devices: Hidden Heroes

Controlling your blood sugar is a vital component for overall health when you have diabetes. Luckily, there are diabetic devices that can help you stay on track when it comes to managing your condition. From delivering insulin to glucose monitoring, advancements in technology continue to make options that are more straightforward and less invasive. They …

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Endocrinologist: The Diabetes Doctor

Endocrinologist: The Diabetes Doctor

Our endocrine system is comprised of a series of glands. These secrete and produce hormones essential to a wide variety of bodily functions. The testes, pituitary, thyroid, pancreas, and ovaries are some primary examples of glands involved. Though most general practitioners can diagnose and treat some basic hormonal conditions, sometimes a true specialist is necessary. When it …

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Supporting and empowering children with diabetes

Supporting and Empowering Children with Diabetes

Having a child with diabetes entails different types of care and emotional support a family must manage daily. These duties spill over outside the home to ensure they are taken care of during school, sports, and other special events. By supporting and empowering children with diabetes, they learn to respect their condition and prioritize their …

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COVID-19 mask mandate Governor Abbott lifts

Letter to Our Patients Regarding Governor Abbott’s Order Lifting the Mask Mandate

To assure a safe care environment to all our patients who are vulnerable and high-risk, DGD must continue to enforce all safety measures possible to keep our patients safe and healthy.  DGD will continue to practice proven methods for controlling the spread of COVID-19, including universal masking, screening of all staff, patients, and visitors, as …

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Kidney health with diabetes, learn more in our blog! Older white male with arms crossed and smiling

Kidney Health with Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition where your body cannot make enough of the hormone insulin or is resistant to its effects. Insulin regulates the body’s ability to use sugar as energy and determines how much is stored. High blood sugar levels can cause problems in your body over time. A diabetes diagnosis is a significant factor …

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Masks are Still Required

DGD will continue to practice proven methods for controlling the spread of COVID-19, including universal masking, screening of all staff, patients, and visitors, as well as practicing safe social distancing.