Nine out of 10 people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, the team at Holvik Family Health Center assists in the management of your disease. We help you avoid health complications by teaching you how to keep blood sugar under control and by prescribing medication when necessary. Call our office in Visalia, California, or schedule an appointment online if you experience symptoms of diabetes like increased thirst, frequent urination, and extreme hunger.

Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar by transporting glucose out of your blood and into cells that need it for energy. Insulin also tells fat cells to store glucose when there's more in your bloodstream than you need for energy. If you don't have enough insulin, or if you have plenty of insulin but it's not working properly, blood sugar stays too high, and you have diabetes.

You can't cure diabetes once it develops, but you can prevent health complications by keeping blood sugar at healthy levels. Everyone with diabetes should follow a diet that avoids carbohydrates that boost blood sugar. The team at Holvik Family Health Center works with you to identify healthy carbohydrates and create a diet plan that effectively controls your blood sugar. People with type 1 diabetes will always need to take insulin. For type 2 diabetes we may recommend insulin or other medications that work to keep your blood sugar normal in a safe range. No matter what type of diabetes you have, the team at Holvik Family Health Center have the expertise to help you manage blood sugar. We're dedicated to creating an individualized plan that works for you and keeps you healthy.

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