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Diabetes is a condition that affects about 29 million individuals in the United States. When you have diabetes, the body is unable to produce or use insulin properly. As a result, there is a risk of blood sugar levels dropping too low or spiking too high, both of which can lead to several problematic symptoms. It is possible to manage your diabetes and we can help at the Texan Family Clinic in San Antonio. Diabetes management is done under the supervision of our skilled physician, Dr. Dan Hoyumpa. San Antonio Diabetes management is the way to go.
Symptoms of Diabetes
Diabetes can be associated with a broad range of symptoms. You must see a San Antonio diabetes doctor promptly if you display some of the symptoms of diabetes. A physician can develop an individualized plan to help you maintain stable blood sugar levels and manage your diabetes. Symptoms of diabetes include:
- Blurred vision
- Excessive fatigue
- Frequent urination
- Slow-healing wounds
- Increased hunger or thirst
- Weight loss or weight gain
- Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
Diabetes cannot be cured but it is possible to manage it effectively. The experienced San Antonio diabetes medical professionals can help with diabetes management. One component of managing diabetes is monitoring your blood sugar levels so the necessary steps can be taken if your blood sugar becomes too low or too high. We can help you select an effective method or device for monitoring your blood sugar levels at home.
Other aspects of managing diabetes include eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, which can help blood sugar levels remain stable. In addition to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, some individuals also benefit from taking certain medications or utilizing insulin therapy. Medications help lower glucose production so the body can use insulin more effectively. Insulin therapy helps to maintain stable blood sugar levels. Dr. Hoyumpa can discuss the possibility of taking medication or using insulin therapy, if necessary.
We can help you manage your diabetes and improve your quality of life. For help managing your diabetes or to find out if symptoms you are experiencing are due to diabetes, contact our office in San Antonio to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dan Hoyumpa by calling Texan Family Clinic at (210) 562-3125.
Our virtual telemedicine visits can provide you with immediate care when it matters most.
With everything going on right now, we know that the last thing you want to worry about is an urgent health matter. Of course, if your child twisted their ankle playing outside or you woke up with a sore throat you may be looking to get urgent care. In these instances, it’s important to know that our San Antonio, TX, family physician Dr. Dan Hoyumpa provides urgent care telemedicine at this time.
Dr. Hoyumpa and his team treat patients of all ages and provide individualized care to both children and adults. We prevent, diagnose, treat, and manage both acute and chronic conditions. Telemedicine visits allow our medical team to be able to provide you with fast, urgent care and treatment right here in San Antonio, TX, without ever having to leave the house (which we know is a major benefit and comfort right now). For those with busy schedules, this also means being able to see a doctor when it best suits them, whether it’s a day, night, or weekend.
So, what urgent health concerns warrant a televisit?
A good rule of thumb is if the illness or injury isn’t serious or life-threatening then a telemedicine visit with us will probably be the best first step to getting the care that you or your child need. During this virtual doctor’s appointment, we can also determine whether you need to take any additional steps, including coming into our office for certain treatments or diagnostic testing or to see a specialist.
Some examples of the type of urgent health concerns we diagnose and treat through a simple telemedicine visit include,
- Accidents and minor injuries such as sprains and strains
- Lacerations and minor cuts and wounds
- Pinkeye or other eye infections
- Cold and flu
- Rashes and skin infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Sore throat
- Respiratory infections
- Diarrhea and vomiting
We can provide recommendations for at-home care and treatment, as well as fill any necessary prescriptions you might need. Televisits also allow us to check in with our patients who are dealing with chronic conditions to make sure that their current treatment plan is effective. If you are living with a chronic health problem such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease, it’s important to have a doctor that can provide urgent medical care when you’re noticing new or worsening symptoms. Sometimes a simple televisit can help us determine that you need a new medication or that we need to change up your current treatment plan.
Due to the pandemic, Texan Family Clinic in San Antonio is only providing urgent care to patients at this time. To schedule a telemedicine visit with Dr. Hoyumpa, you can book online or give us a call at (210) 562-3125.
Diabetes is a common disease, affecting individuals of all ages. While it can cause serious health problems, it is also manageable. Understanding the facts, signs and treatment of diabetes can help you keep your symptoms under control and your body functioning properly.
Dr. Dan Hoyumpa at Texan Family Clinic in San Antonio can help answer all your questions about diabetes and keep you in good health.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes happens when the body is unable to produce insulin, or unable to properly utilize it. Type 1 diabetes more commonly appears in adolescents, while Type 2 is more often found in adults.
What are the signs of diabetes?
- Tiredness or lethargy
- Extreme thirst
- Frequent urination
- Prolonged blurred vision
- Numbness in your feet or legs
- Unexplained weight gain or loss
- Increased, unexplained hunger.
- Dehydration, possibly causing dry mouth or itchy, flaking skin
- Slow to heal of cuts and sores
How is diabetes diagnosed?
Your San Antonio doctor will likely perform a diagnostic test, measuring your glucose levels. For a fasting plasma glucose test, you will need to fast for eight hours, while for an oral glucose tolerance test you will fast but then drink a high glucose beverage prior to testing. A random glucose test can be done regardless of when you last ate.
What health problems can be caused by diabetes?
Undiagnosed or untreated diabetes may lead to:
- Kidney damage
- Eye damage
- Nerve damage
- Heart disease
How is diabetes managed?
If you have Type 1 diabetes, your San Antonio, TX, doctor will likely prescribe insulin. Type 2 diabetics may need insulin or other medication. In addition, a high fiber, low glycemic diet, weight management, exercise, and monitoring of your blood sugar level is important.
If you have more questions or concerns about your diabetes, call Texan Family Clinic today at (210) 562-3125.
Urgent medical care can be needed at any time of the day. At Texan Family Clinic, we make getting that care easier and more comfortable. From strep tests to pregnancy testing to sutures, Dr. Dan Hoyumpa and his team in San Antonio provide accurate and compassionate urgent care. Learn more here!
What is urgent medical care?
Urgent medical care addresses medical concerns that need immediate attention but are not life-threatening. For instance, you cut your hand opening a can of dog food, and the resulting laceration requires suturing. Or, perhaps it's 7 pm on a Friday night, and your child has a moderate asthma attack and needs an assessment.
At Texan Family Clinic in San Antonio, urgent care is our business. When you come to the office, you'll be seen quickly by Dr. Hoyumpa who will perform a medical examination, assess your symptoms/vital signs, and formulate a treatment plan to stabilize your condition.
The doctor will perform diagnostics tests as needed on site, including:
- Blood work
- Strep testing
- Flu assessment and treatment
- Urinalysis for UTI
- Blood glucose testing
If required, he'll refer and arrange transport to the nearest hospital emergency room for conditions such as cardiac arrhythmias, possible stroke, unresolved bleeding, and more. In-house, he can treat conditions such as:
- Sprains, strains, and mild to moderate lacerations
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Ear and sinus infections
- Injuries from falls
- Minor burns and abrasions
- Irritations and infections of the eye (conjunctivitis)
The Urgent Care Association of America says there are about 9,000 urgent care centers in the United States serving about 160 million patients of all ages every single year. Medical Economics reports that people use urgent care centers more and more because they enjoy the convenience and accessibility.
At Texan Family Clinic, Dr. Hoyumpa accommodates these desires while additionally providing superior quality health care on a continual basis. He and his staff encourage you to make their practice your medical home for the management of chronic and acute medical conditions!
Give our San Antonio Office a Call!
Contact our appointment scheduler today at (210) 562-3125, or book online. We treat both children and adults so that the entire family can experience optimal wellness!
How your family physician in San Antonio, TX, can help with high blood pressure
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a serious medical condition. It’s called the “silent killer” for good reason—it often goes undiagnosed, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. However, the good news is that high blood pressure can be effectively managed. Dr. Dan Hoyumpa at Texan Family Clinic in San Antonio, TX, offers several effective ways to deal with high blood pressure.
More about Treatment
Blood pressure is a measurement of blood flowing through your arteries, and if blood flow encounters resistance, your blood pressure reading will be high. This resistance is caused by the presence of plaque along your artery walls, which causes the narrowing of your arteries. High blood pressure can be caused by genetics, a diet high in fat and salt, and a myriad of other factors.
You can do a lot to manage your blood pressure, including modifying your diet and getting enough exercise. Remember to:
- Eat a healthy diet low in fat and salt
- Eat less red meat and more poultry/fish
- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Limit consumption of alcohol
- Get regular exercise
- Avoid smoking
Your family physician can help manage your high blood pressure too. In addition to lifestyle and diet modifications, you may need medications. Some common medications which are prescribed to help keep blood pressure under control include:
- Diuretics, to help get rid of excess fluid
- ACE inhibitors, to relax blood vessels
- Beta Blockers, to open blood vessels, which lowers how hard your heart has to work
- Calcium channel blockers, to relax blood vessels and slow down your heart rate
High blood pressure can happen to anyone, often without any symptoms, which is why it’s important to see your family physician regularly. To find out more about managing high blood pressure and other chronic or acute medical conditions, call Dr. Dan Hoyumpa of Texan Family Clinic in San Antonio, TX, at 210-562-3387. He can help keep you healthy, so call today!