Diabetes Doctor Accepting New Patients in Redlands, CA
Dr. Mohamed Nassar M.D. specializes in evaluation and treatment of diabetes. We have a team of diabetes specialists who are accepting new patients in Redlands, CA. Contact now or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 255 Terracina Blvd, Suite 105 Redlands, CA 92373.
Table of Contents:
What is geriatric diabetes?
What should I look for in a diabetes doctor?
How do I find a diabetes doctor accepting new patients?
How can I book an appointment online with a diabetes doctor in Redlands, CA?
Dealing with diabetes at any age can be a challenge. However, it can come with unique challenges for older adults. At the clinic of Mohammed Nassar, MD, we understand and empathize with those challenges. As such, we are proud to offer high-quality diabetes treatment and management to help our patients thrive and experience improved quality of life.
Geriatric diabetes refers to the presence of type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults aged 65 or older. As such, geriatric diabetes can either be an autoimmune condition, with type 1 diabetes, or a chronic impairment with insulin production and blood sugar regulation, with type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes mellitus occurs in any individual when their average blood sugar levels are too high. With type 1 diabetes, the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Consequently, your body cannot produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unclear, although genetics and environmental factors, such as exposure to certain viruses, appear to play a role. Type 2 diabetes occurs when your fat, liver, and muscle cells develop insulin resistance, causing your pancreas to work harder to make insulin and regulate blood sugar levels.
While both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can occur in children and younger adults, older adults are at a particularly increased risk of developing diabetes. With that being said, it is much more common for older adults to develop type 2 diabetes, as type 1 diabetes is usually a life-long condition that develops in childhood.
If you are dealing with geriatric diabetes, it is important to find a doctor who uniquely understands how diabetes affects older adults and also can relate to older adults with compassion and respect. With that in mind, some qualities to look for in a diabetes doctor include the following:
– Engaged in the conversation when they speak with you, including eye contact and speaking in terms you understand and are familiar with
– Experience, training, and education in both geriatric medicine and diabetes care
– Help you feel heard and involved in your own treatment plan and diabetes management
– Punctual and respectful of your time while also taking the time to explain treatment options or the details of your condition to you
– Speaks to you with honesty, respect, and kindness
If you are looking for a new diabetes doctor who is accepting new patients, a good place to start is by asking for recommendations from friends, family, coworkers, and other healthcare professionals if they know of any quality diabetes doctors who are accepting new patients. If you have recently moved and do not know anyone in your area, you can also check in with any diabetes education or support programs in your area to find recommendations from the diabetes care professionals involved in those programs.
If you live in Redlands, CA, or the surrounding area, our diabetes doctor at Mohammed Nassar, MD, would be pleased to see you for a consultation to discuss taking you on as a new patient!
If you would like to schedule an appointment online with a diabetes doctor in Redlands, CA, you can do so right here on our website! When you click on the appointments tab at the top of this page, you will be directed to another page where you can choose the time, date, and service you would like to have the appointment for. Once you make the appointment, we will contact you to confirm your appointment.
For more information about diabetes care at Mohammed Nassar, MD, please feel free to get in touch with us! You can find the clinic of Mohammed Nassar, MD, at 255 Terracina Blvd, Suite 105, in Redlands, California. We serve patients from Redlands CA, Loma Linda CA, Highland CA, San Bernardino CA, and Grand Terrace CA.