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Diabetes Consultation Specialist

Endocrinology and Diabetes Specialist

Maryam Zamanian, MD

Endocrinologist located in Plano, TX

Nearly 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and staying healthy requires lifelong management. Dr. Zamanian is a top-ranked endocrinologist and diabetes specialist in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX, providing diabetes consultation services to help patients understand their disease and the options they have for managing it.

Diabetes Consultation

What is a diabetes consultation?

Diabetes is a chronic condition that requires ongoing management to help prevent serious complications from developing. During a diabetes consultation appointment, patients will learn about their disease and the treatment options that are available to help them manage their blood sugar levels as effectively as possible, as well as understanding how diabetes can affect their overall health. Information about diet, exercise, weight loss, insulin and other issues will be discussed to help create a treatment plan based on each patient's needs that will evolve as the needs of the patient change over time.

What complications are associated with diabetes?

When blood sugar levels are not properly managed on an ongoing basis, diabetes can cause damage to the blood vessels, kidneys, and eyes, as well as problems with cognition and memory. Several studies have linked unmanaged diabetes with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. Plus, diabetes can cause changes in the skin, making it much harder to heal following injury and also making skin more prone to damage, which increases the risk of serious infections. Nerve damage is also common, especially in the feet.

How is diabetes treated?

Diabetes requires active management to keep blood sugar levels under control. Treatment can include changes in diet and exercise, losing excess weight, routine blood testing using special kits to monitor the level of blood glucose throughout the day, and the use of insulin (with either pills or injections) to help keep blood sugar levels in check. Routine office visits are also important to check for signs of nerve damage, circulatory problems, and other complications, and to make sure additional testing and screening are performed as necessary to help prevent complications from occurring. Because diabetes can affect people in different ways, each treatment plan will vary based on the patient's needs, overall health and the complications they're experiencing.

Accepted Insurances

We accept most insurance plans and Medicare.

AARP
Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Care N' Care
Cigna
Humana
Medicare
UnitedHealthcare