Diabetes Management and Other Urgent Care Services Available at First Care in Naples, FL
Diabetes management is essential for maintaining optimal health and wellness when blood sugar levels are elevated. To help keep your blood glucose in check and reduce your risk of experiencing complications from diabetes, a physician may recommend a special diet, lifestyle changes, or prescription medicine. The supportive team of medical professionals at First Care in Naples, FL, can help you develop a healthy eating plan, learn about the benefits of exercise, and control your diabetes with medication. In sum, we can develop an individualized diabetes management program just for you.
Personalized health care is especially important for diabetics because there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all diabetes management plan. Instead, a physician at First Care in Naples, Florida, will make customized recommendations for you based on an evaluation of several factors, including:
- Your eating habits — Your physician can help you determine your optimal daily caloric intake as well as how many grams of protein, fat, and carbohydrates you should consume. For diabetes management, your diet should include a rich assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, legumes, fish, and non-fat dairy products.
- Your level of physical activity — Exercise can be very helpful for diabetes management; in fact, some people are able to avoid the need for medication by exercising regularly and following their dietary recommendations. Of course, before starting any fitness program, you should have a complete physical examination so that your physician can help you determine which activities are most appropriate for you. Also, because diabetics are prone to developing foot problems, you should always wear activity-appropriate shoes and take especially good care of your feet.
- Your need for medication to control your diabetes — If you take medications for diabetes management, you will need to see a physician on a regular basis. Your physician will monitor your blood glucose levels and adjust your prescription as necessary. Also, if you experience any side effects while taking diabetes medication, you should let you physician know right away; he or she may change your dosage or prescribe a different medication.
You can feel confident turning to First Care for your diabetes management and other urgent, non-emergency healthcare needs. Certified by the state of Florida as a veteran-owned and -operated walk-in clinic, First Care was founded in 2012 with a goal to provide urgent care and primary care to individuals in Naples, FL, and the surrounding communities.
To learn more about diabetes management, contact First Care or simply stop by our walk-in clinic in Naples. We accept most major health insurance plans, and we also have an affordable self-pay rate schedule.