Diabetes Mellitus
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Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes is chronic medical problem where a person affected is unable to properly process the blood sugar. There are two types of diabetes. 

Diabetes mellitus type 1 and type 2. In type 1 diabetes, which tends be a bit more genetically related than type 2, a person affected is unable to produce enough insulin in their pancreas to meet the demands of the body thereby leading to an increase in the person’s blood sugar.

Types of diabetes

On the other hand, a person with type 2 diabetes is able to produce a lot of insulin initially but their bodies are not responding to the hormone called insulin due to what is called insulin resistance.  Most people with diabetes—9 in 10—have type 2 diabetes which often is diagnosed in adults although it is increasingly being diagnosed in children.

There is a third type of diabetes called gestational diabetes which develops in pregnant women who have never had diabetes. If you have gestational diabetes, your baby could be at higher risk for health complications. Gestational diabetes usually goes away after your baby is born but increases your risk for type 2 diabetes later in life.

Prediabetes

In the US, 84.1 million adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes, and 90% of them don’t know they have it. Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as diabetes. Prediabetes increases your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Diabetes statistics

  • 30.3 million US adults have diabetes, and 1 in 4 of them don’t know they have it.
  • Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US.
  • Diabetes is the No. 1 cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations, and adult-onset blindness.
  • In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripledas the American population has aged and become more overweight or obese.

How can W8MD help?

Our W8MD insurance physician weight loss program offers

  • a consultation, under the guidance of trained physician with experience in treating obesity, its associated conditions and a wide variety of sleep disorders.
  • instruction on nutritional programs teaching you about metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance and whether you are at risk to the proper amount of low glycemic foods you should be eating on a daily basis to fit your needs as well as fats, protein, and carbohydrates.
  • how often, and the proper times you should be eating during the day.  individualized weight loss plan with all of the right ingredients and a partnership to help you reach your goal weight.
  • a loss of between 2-4 pounds a week with nutritious, easy to prepare, pre-portioned, low-glycemic food. If you work the program, the program will work for you!
  • Most insurances are accepted. Our self pay consultation is only $130.00 which includes the program cost and up to two appetite suppressant medications.

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Prab R. Tumpati, MD. Dr. Tumpati is the founder and medical director of W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep and MedSpa Centers. Dr Tumpati is board certified physician practicing sleep medicine, obesity medicine, aesthetic medicine and internal medicine. Dr. Tumpati’s passion is to educate patients and get to the root of the problem rather than "band aid medicine". As a physician with fellowship training in Obesity Medicine, Dr. Tumpati has a unique approach to wellness, weight loss, and medical aesthetics with a focus on prevention rather than cure. Dr. Tumpati takes pride in helping patients come of many chronic life style medications such as blood pressure, cholesterol or diabetes medications by helping them lose weight and change their life style. Dr Tumpati believes in evidence based medicine rather than fad diets that do not work and works with each patient taking their unique situation in to consideration that causes them to gain weight so he can find a customized solution. Serving as the medical director of the W8MD's New York City, Cherry Hill NJ and greater Philadelphia offices, Dr Tumpati is the leading weight loss, sleep and aesthetic medicine physician in the tristate areas of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

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