My first week at Medical Associates of the Shoals has been rewarding in so many
ways. First, it has been my privilege and honor to begin caring for so many wonderful
people. I hope these relationships will grow and my new patients will come to think of
me as, not only their physician, but their friend as well. Plus, my patients are a wealth
of information. I have learned where to go to hear live music, lots of information about
the river, what events to look forward to, who loves Alabama, and who loves Auburn.
On a medical note, many patients are struggling with type 2 diabetes. While there isn’t
enough space here for lots of details, I do want to mention a couple of points. As you
probably know, type 2 diabetes is when your body makes some insulin but not enough.
Or, the insulin you have is not working correctly, allowing too much sugar to stay in
your blood. Some warning signs of Type 2 diabetes are thirsty all the time, blurry vision,
need to urinate often, weak or tired, dry skin, and often hungry. Some complications of
Type 2 diabetes include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, eye damage, kidney
damage, and neuropathy. Although there is no cure for diabetes, you can control it by
watching what you eat, exercising and taking your medications correctly. Equally
important is that Type 2 diabetes can often be prevented or greatly delayed by
maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, not smoking,
and limiting alcohol.
If you are experiencing the symptoms previously listed and aren’t currently under the
care of a physician, please call our office and schedule a time to come in. We will run a few simple tests to determine what’s going on and the level of care you may need. My
goal is to help you to achieve the best quality of life possible.
To schedule an appointment, just call our new patient line at 256-383-4447 ext. 124,
firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll get you scheduled as quickly as possible.