Diabetes Specialist

Piya Ghoshal, MD

Internal Medicine located in West Islip, NY & Amityville, NY

Without proper medical management, diabetes may increase your risk of other health issues, such as kidney disease or peripheral neuropathy. Piya Ghoshal MD PC, with offices in Amityville and West Islip, New York, specializes in the medical management of diabetes and can help you take control of the condition to prevent complications. To schedule an appointment, call the office today to request an appointment.

Diabetes

What should I know about diabetes?

People with diabetes have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal. The sugar found in your blood, which is also referred to as glucose, comes from the food you eat and serves as the primary source of energy for your cells. Insulin, which is a hormone produced by your pancreas, assists in transporting sugar from your blood into the cell.

If you have diabetes, then there’s something wrong with your insulin. Either your pancreas can’t make enough or the insulin isn’t working as it should. The type of diabetes you have determines how your insulin is affected.

  • Type 1 diabetes: Pancreas isn’t producing enough or any insulin.
  • Type 2 diabetes: Insulin isn’t working right.

Gestational diabetes is also a type of diabetes that occurs in women during pregnancy. This type of diabetes increases your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, which is more common than Type 1 diabetes and generally occurs as you get older.

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes cause the same symptoms. However, with Type 1 diabetes the symptoms generally come on quickly and severely, making them hard to miss. With Type 2 diabetes, your symptoms may be subtle, or you may not associate the symptoms with a health condition.

Common symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Increase in hunger and thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Tingling in the hands or feet
  • Blurry vision

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, Dr. Ghoshal can conduct a comprehensive evaluation to find the underlying cause. Diabetes can be diagnosed with a simple blood test.

If left uncontrolled, the sugar in your blood can damage your blood vessels and organs and increase your risk of diabetes-related complications, such as kidney and heart disease, diabetic retinopathy, and peripheral neuropathy.

What treatments can help me manage my diabetes?

Dr. Ghoshal is a board-certified internal medicine physician who specializes in the treatment of diabetes. She develops a personalized treatment plan to help you gain control of your diabetes based on your blood sugar levels, lifestyle, and medical history. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Diabetes-specific medication
  • Diet modification
  • Exercise program

Dr. Ghoshal monitors your blood sugars and your overall health and adjusts your treatment plan as needed.

Diabetes is a manageable condition. To get the expert help you need, call Piya Ghoshal MD PC today to request an appointment.