Managing your diabetes can take a village, which is why the experts at Diabetes & Weight Loss Center are here to lend a helping hand. Adriel Perez and his expert team are passionate about providing all patients with individualized care, ensuring they get the treatment for their diabetes that best suits their lifestyle. Adriel is also a bilingual practitioner, serving men and women in both English and Spanish.
Comprehensive Diabetes Plan
Adriel Perez and his team are proud to offer comprehensive diabetes management plans that are tailored to your lifestyle and specific needs. We understand that not everybody is the same, that each person reacts to medication differently, and that each of our patients leads a different kind of lifestyle. Our expert providers work with you and your loved ones to ensure you are getting the best possible evidence-based care for diabetes.
Our comprehensive diabetes management plans include:
- Medicine management
- Patient education
- Device set-up, assistance, and monitoring
- High-risk assessment and management
- Nutrition plans
To learn more about your personalized diabetes management plan, we encourage you to come in for a private appointment with Adriel Perez. He’ll be happy to sit down with you and your loved ones, evaluate your condition, listen to your concerns, and discuss your management plan options with you.
Continuous Glucose Monitor
A continuous glucose monitor (CGM) is a medical device that a diabetes patient wears to track their blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels over time. Rather than manually checking blood glucose levels with a finger prick several times a day, continuous glucose monitors measure blood glucose levels 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We find our patients generally enjoy having a CGM because the body can be unpredictable – we don’t eat the same things each day and our bodies don’t react to the same foods the same way each time.
A CGM works using a small sensor which is placed just under the skin, typically on the arm or belly. Patients can easily place their CGMs by themselves using a simple application device. The sensor detects glucose levels in the fluid underneath the skin and reports that data via a reader or a phone application. Most CGM devices read levels every 5 minutes and patients must change their sensors every 7-14 days. Adriel Perez will be more than happy to show you how to use your CGM and track your glucose levels during your private appointment with us.
An insulin pump is a small medical device that offers patients an alternative to manually injecting themselves with insulin when needed. An insulin pump works using a small needle and catheter called an infusion set. The infusion set is placed into a fatty part of the skin, through which it diffuses insulin to the rest of the body. An insulin pump can either deliver a steady amount of insulin throughout the day, or deliver a large amount of insulin at mealtimes, similar to the way the body would produce insulin naturally.
An insulin pump can be synced with a continuous glucose monitor to ensure blood glucose levels stay in a healthy range. It’s important to note that using a CGM and insulin pump together does not mean you don’t have to monitor your blood glucose levels. Rather, they aid in ensuring your blood glucose levels are in a healthy range when you do check them several times a day. Adriel Perez and his compassionate team of experts will be happy to show you how to use your insulin pump, with or without a CGM, during your private appointment.
Diabetes Management Services in Oviedo, FL
If you or a loved one needs assistance with managing diabetes, look no further than Diabetes & Weight Loss Center in Oviedo, Florida. We encourage you to call our office at (407) 890-1876 to schedule an appointment or use our convenient online appointment request form. Located in the heart of Oviedo, our compassionate providers are happy to offer comprehensive, evidence-based medical care to the residents of Central Florida.