Diabetes Specialist In Edison & North Plainfield, NJ

Sikiru A. Gbadamosi, MD LLC

Internists located in Edison, NJ & North Plainfield, NJ

Diabetes affects 12% of adults in New Jersey. As a primary practice, Sikiru A. Gbadamosi, MD LLC in Edison & North Plainfield, New Jersey, is well-versed in the special health needs for those with diabetes. If you’re concerned about diabetes or need help managing your blood sugar, Dr. Sikiru A. Gbadamosi can help. Call the office today to schedule an appointment or use our online booking tool.

Diabetes Q & A

What is type 1 diabetes?

People with type 1 diabetes cannot make insulin, which is a hormone made in the pancreas that transports sugar from your blood into the cells. Without insulin, blood sugar levels increase.

Type 1 diabetes only affects about 5% of the total population and is mostly seen in children and young adults. It used to be known as juvenile diabetes.

What causes type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder. Scientists aren’t sure of the exact cause, but believe that either genetics or environmental factors trigger the body’s immune system to attack and destroy the cells in the pancreas that make insulin.

What is type 2 diabetes?

People with type 2 diabetes make insulin, but their bodies aren't able to use it properly, leading to an elevation in blood sugar. The pancreas reacts to the rise in blood sugar by producing more insulin but ultimately can't keep up. Type 2 diabetes is more common than type 1 diabetes.

What causes type 2 diabetes?

Both genetics and lifestyle play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes. People who are overweight, obese, or inactive are at a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. You may also be at risk if you’re of African American, Native American, Hispanic, or Pacific Islander descent.

What are the signs of diabetes?

Common signs that might indicate you have diabetes include:

  • Rapid weight loss without a change in diet
  • Insatiable hunger or thirst
  • Increase in urination
  • Sores that won’t heal
  • Tingling in the hands or feet
  • Becoming tired more easily

How is diabetes managed?

There are a number of factors involved in the management of diabetes, including:

  • Medication
  • Nutrition
  • Lifestyle
  • Education
  • Routine medical management

Diabetes is a lifelong illness that can be controlled with the right balance of medication, nutrition, and exercise. Dr. Gbadamosi understands how overwhelming diabetes can be to a patient, especially to those newly diagnosed. He works one-on-one to develop a plan that’s specifically tailored to meet your individual needs.

Whether you’re newly diagnosed or having a difficult time managing your diabetes, call Dr. Gbadamosi’s office today to schedule an appointment or book online so he can help you take charge of your diabetes.