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By MID-CITIES DIRECT CARE
May 22, 2020
Category: Health Care
Tags: Diabetes  

Concerned about diabetes? Characterized by high blood glucose levels, fatigue, weight loss, and more, diabetes can cause long-term complications if not treated well. At Mid-Cities Direct Care in Grapevine, TX, Dr. James Terry diagnoses and treats this common endocrine problem, helping patients live well as a result.

Just what is diabetes?

Diabetes is marked by high glucose levels as measured by a routine blood draw. However, both early-onset diabetes (type-1) and adult-onset diabetes (type-2) exhibit other concerning symptoms which, if unaddressed, lead to complications such as:

  • Kidney damage
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Retinopathy (damage to the micro-circulation at the back of the eye)
  • Neuropathy (loss of sensation in the extremities)
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Hearing loss

Additionally, Healthline reports that one in three adult Americans have pre-diabetes, a condition in which people have slightly elevated blood glucose levels as their bodies age. Weight control, diet, and exercise all benefit patients with diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Concerning signs that you may have diabetes

With type-1 diabetes, symptoms are more obvious and destructive. With pre-diabetes and type-2 diabetes, patients actually may be asymptomatic for a long time. In either case, diabetes damages body systems.

Symptoms include:

  • Thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Itchy skin
  • Hunger
  • Weight loss
  • Infections in the gums, urinary tract and skin
  • Blurry vision
  • Fatigue
  • Poor healing
  • Anxiety, irritability, and depression

What you should do

At Mid-Cities Direct Care in Grapevine, TX, Dr. Terry and his team screen patients 40 and older for diabetes. As part of routine blood work, a fasting blood sugar level of 125 or high is diagnostic for diabetes. As such, your physician will customize a care plan to bring that number into line to help you feel your best and avoid long-term complications.

Interventions include:

  • Using insulin or oral medications such as Metformin
  • A plan of exercise
  • Dietary changes to lower fat and sugar intake
  • Keeping a healthy body weight
  • Controlling blood cholesterol levels and blood pressure
  • At-home blood glucose monitoring
  • Stopping smoking
  • Getting routine check-ups with the dentist and eye doctor
  • Inspecting feet daily for sore spots, breaks in the skin, and temperature changes

You can still be you

At Mid-Cities Direct Care in Grapevine, TX, you'll receive the finest diabetic care possible. Dr. James Terry helps all his patients achieve life-long good health. For more information on diabetes, please call us at (817) 284-9875.

By Mid-Cities Direct Care
April 29, 2020
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

Find out how we can help you manage your diabetes symptoms for life.

Diabetes is a chronic condition that can affect anyone. If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, chances are you have a lot of questions about how to manage your blood sugar levels and keep yourself healthy. Turn to your Grapevine, TX primary care physician, Dr. James R. Terry, to find out what diabetic treatment is right for you.

Q. What is diabetes?

A. Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder in which the body is unable to produce insulin, which causes increased glucose (sugar) levels in the blood. If left untreated, this condition can cause serious complications such as blindness, extremity amputation, kidney failure or heart disease. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2.

Q. What are the symptoms?

A. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms then it’s time to see your family doctor in Grapevine, TX:

  • Excessive thirst
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Increased hunger
  • Frequent urination
  • Vision changes
  • Tingling hands or feet
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Dry skin
  • Sores that don’t heal quickly

Q. How is diabetes diagnosed?

A. Only your Frederiksted doctor can properly diagnose whether you have diabetes or not. Blood screening is often the best way to check blood sugar levels. If type 1 diabetes is suspected, a urine test may also need to be performed.

Q. What are my treatment options?

A. Your treatment plan will depend on the type of diabetes you have. By changing your diet, incorporating more physical activity into your routine and by maintaining a healthy weight you can help to lessen your symptoms and keep blood sugar levels within a healthier range. We would be happy to talk to you about how much exercise and what kinds of exercises are best for you, as well as what foods you should be consuming and what foods to nix from your diet.

You will also need to monitor your blood sugar levels every day. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes will require insulin therapy. Often insulin is administered through injections but it can also be taken orally. We may also prescribe other medications to help manage your blood sugar levels.

Mid-Cities Direct Care is here to provide quality healthcare to people in the Grapevine, TX area. From hypertension and diabetes to regular checkups, schedule an appointment with us and continue leading a healthier life.

By MID-CITIES DIRECT CARE
March 25, 2020
Category: Weight Loss
Tags: weight loss  

Extra pounds come with added consequences, negatively impacting you mentally, physically, and emotionally. If you're tipping the scale at a dangerous weight, visiting your primary care physician can make a significant difference in your life. You may benefit from a medically-enhanced weight loss program offered by our Mid-Cities Direct Care provider, Dr. James Terry, if you're having trouble losing 20lbs or have a body mass index (BMI) of 30. To determine if you're a candidate, please visit our Grapevine, TX, office.

Benefits of Medical Weight Loss

When your body rids itself of fat, the advantages for your overall health are endless. Not only will you be happier and sleep better, but you can also quit fearing the dressing room, feel more in control of cravings, and keep up with your kids. Other reasons our Grapevine, TX, patients select our medical weight loss program include reduced blood pressure and risk of diabetes as well as other health conditions. It also improves cholesterol levels and boosts the general function of your organs, such as lungs suffering from asthma. To jumpstart your weight loss journey, talk to our primary care physician about our personalized plan tailored just for you.

Our Medical Weight Loss Program

The goal is to help you achieve and maintain your goal weight safely with professional assistance. Dr. James Terry works with you to shed the excess and keep it off. Once you visit our office for an initial consultation, which includes a medical examination, risk assessment, blood work, and nutrition counseling, monthly follow-up visits will be necessary to ensure success and guarantee a positive result. During these visits, we help you stay on track by providing and reviewing your dietary log and exercise journal, taking measurements, and monitoring blood pressure.

If you're struggling to lose a notable amount of weight, specifically 20 pounds or more, consult with our primary care physician to discuss how we can help. Dr. James Terry will address any questions or concerns you may have during the initial visit. For more information about this program, other conditions we treat, and services provided at Mid-Cities Direct Care, visit our website. For appointment scheduling with Dr. James Terry in our Grapevine, TX, office, please call (817) 284-9875.

By Mid-Cities Direct Care
March 19, 2020
Category: Weight Loss
Tags: weight loss  

Extra pounds come with added consequences, negatively impacting you mentally, physically, and emotionally. If you're tipping the scale at a dangerous weight, visiting your primary care physician can make a significant difference in your life. You may benefit from a medically-enhanced weight loss program offered by our Mid-Cities Direct Care provider, Dr. James Terry, if you're having trouble losing 20lbs or have a body mass index (BMI) of 30. To determine if you're a candidate, please visit our Grapevine, TX, office.

 

Benefits of Medical Weight Loss

When your body rids itself of fat, the advantages for your overall health are endless. Not only will you be happier and sleep better, but you can also quit fearing the dressing room, feel more in control of cravings, and keep up with your kids. Other reasons our Grapevine, TX, patients select our medical weight loss program include reduced blood pressure and risk of diabetes as well as other health conditions. It also improves cholesterol levels and boosts the general function of your organs, such as lungs suffering from asthma. To jumpstart your weight loss journey, talk to our primary care physician about our personalized plan tailored just for you.

 

Our Medical Weight Loss Program

The goal is to help you achieve and maintain your goal weight safely with professional assistance. Dr. James Terry works with you to shed the excess and keep it off. Once you visit our office for an initial consultation, which includes a medical examination, risk assessment, blood work, and nutrition counseling, monthly follow-up visits will be necessary to ensure success and guarantee a positive result. During these visits, we help you stay on track by providing and reviewing your dietary log and exercise journal, taking measurements, and monitoring blood pressure.

 

If you're struggling to lose a notable amount of weight, specifically 20 pounds or more, consult with our primary care physician to discuss how we can help. Dr. James Terry will address any questions or concerns you may have during the initial visit. For more information about this program, other conditions we treat, and services provided at Mid-Cities Direct Care, visit our website. For appointment scheduling with Dr. James Terry in our Grapevine, TX, office, please call (817) 284-9875.

By Mid-Cities Direct Care
August 29, 2019
Category: Weight Loss
Tags: weight loss  

Medical Weight Loss in Grapevine, TX

Physician supervised medical weight loss at Grapevine, TX  based Mid-Cities Direct Care is an intensive program aimed at helping you lose weight, reduce fat percentage, make better lifestyle choices, and optimize your health to promote longevity. Our program is NOT designed to encourage you to buy pre-packaged meals that may or may not be always available to you or even healthy, but rather help you to make the right choices so that eventual termination of the program will enable you to continue your path of wellness. The program helps you to improve your diet, exercise, and lifestyle while reducing health morbidities, such as dyslipidemia, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Teamwork from both the patient and the doctor are expected. In addition to medications, weekly B-12 shots will help restore your energy. Indirect calorimetry, every 3 months, will identify your personal caloric need so you’ll know how much to eat and/or how much to exercise to lose weight. You will be coached on your diet and exercise regimen. So come committed to our Grapevine office.

A comprehensive lab (blood) work-up is first analyzed to reveal any physiologic barriers to natural weight loss. The labs help identify if the weight gain is in part a result of an imbalance of hormones such as thyroid, insulin, testosterone, growth hormone, and/or cortisol. Metabolic testing through indirect calorimetry is assessed to determine how many calories you actually need to sustain bodily activities. This result is compared with your total caloric intake from your diet diary and your energy expenditure from your exercise. Weight gain and weight loss is ultimately an imbalance of caloric intake and caloric expenditure. To help you get control, one or two medications can be prescribed to suppress appetite and increase metabolism. We use an appetite suppressant and HCG. The plan includes a weekly B-12 shot, a weekly weigh-in, medication, EKG, diet diary, metabolic testing, and accountability. Accountability is strongly encouraged. The client is expected to put forth the effort to change their lifestyle that will promote health through better eating and exercise. The client should NOT expect to lose weight by simply taking a pill and/or eating a pre-packaged meal plan. The core of the program is to correct the physiologic deficiencies through medications, nutriceuticals, and correct lifestyle flaws through better eating habits, and exercise.

Join the weight loss program in Grapevine by Mid-Cities Direct Care to make your life better!





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