Treatments For Diabetes in Tacoma & Federal Way

Preferred-Orthotics-and-Prosthetic-Services-7Diabetes is a chronic disease in which elevated sugar levels are present in the blood.

Type 1 Diabetes is characterized by a non-working pancreas, thus the inability to properly process the sugar (glucose) levels in the blood and counter with naturally created insulin.

Patients with Type 1 Diabetes must control their blood-glucose levels with artificial insulin and constant blood-glucose monitoring is essential. There is no cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes commonly develops when cells do not respond properly to insulin, or are insulin-resistant. Type 2 Diabetes blood-glucose levels can be controlled with diet and exercise and in some cases artificial insulin is required.

Prosthetics & Orthotics For Diabetes/Diabetics

Preferred-Orthotics-and-Prosthetic-Services-6Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy, in which the mother who previously did not have diabetes, runs high blood-glucose levels.

Gestational diabetes may precede development of Type 2 Diabetes, but generally goes away postnatal.

Patients with diabetes are at a greater risk for complications that affect the feet. Diabetic neuropathy can be especially painful and disabling.

Diabetic foot disorders could require orthotic or prosthetic care.

Special care and attention should be paid to the feet of patients with diabetes to avoid ulceration and soft padding should be used when applying orthotic therapy.

Preferred O & P Services fits diabetic patients with orthotic and prosthetic treatments, paying special attention to the skin to avoid painful ulcerations.