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Bruce S Trippe
(334) 834-2940
2030 Chestnut St
Montgomery, AL
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Veronice Gardner
(334) 272-4670
215 Perry Hill Rd
Montgomery, AL
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Steven Lee Mackey, MD
(334) 263-1400
1722 Pine St Ste 400
Montgomery, AL
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1985

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Robert M Combs
(334) 288-4171
2165 Normandie Dr
Montgomery, AL
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Ruth Miller Frost, MD
(334) 272-2288
7216 Copperfield Dr
Montgomery, AL
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Med Ctr East, Montgomery, Al

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Bruce Sheldon Trippe, MD
(334) 834-2940
2030 Chestnut St
Montgomery, AL
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1971

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Dr.Bruce Trippe
(334) 834-2940
2030 Chestnut Street
Montgomery, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1971
Speciality
Endocrinologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.7, out of 5 based on 15, reviews.

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Robert Milton Combs, MD
(334) 288-4121
2165 Normandie Dr
Montgomery, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Med Ctr, Montgomery, Al

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Kenneth Patrick L Ligaray
(334) 284-5211
4371 Narrow Lane Rd
Montgomery, AL
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Mary Monalee Casals
(334) 273-1224
316 Saint Lukes Dr
Montgomery, AL
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Understanding Diabetes

March 8, 2011

Understanding Diabetes

by Cristina González

It starts in the pancreas. It seeps into muscle, fat and liver cells. You feel tired, thirsty, your vision blurs. Left untreated, it spreads to the kidneys, the feet and legs, the heart. These are the complications from diabetes, one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.

Almost 26 million people nationwide are diabetic, and the rates climb for Latinos—the risk of diagnosed diabetes is 66 percent higher among Latinos than non-Latino white adults.

Here, everything you need to do to lower your risk and live a healthy, diabetes-free life, thanks to advice from Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, corporate vice president at Scripps Health and chief medical officer of the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute in La Jolla, California.

What is diabetes, and what changes does it cause in our bodies?

Diabetes is a disease that affects the body's ability to produce or use insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas that helps transport glucose (blood sugar) into the body's cells. Without enough insulin, the body cannot use sugar for energy. The sugar builds up in the bloodstream instead, which disturbs normal body functions. When blood sugar remains high for prolonged periods, it can damage the heart, eyes, kidneys and limbs. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to serious complications such as heart disease, stroke, vision loss, kidney disease and infections of the feet and legs.

What are the different types of diabetes?
There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Another type of diabetes, called gestational diabetes (GDM), develops during pregnancy; it may or may not go away after the baby is born. Type 1 diabetes affects 5 to 10 percent of those with diabetes, mostly children and young adults. It is an autoimmune disease, which means the body?s immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin. As a result, the pancreas doesn't make enough insulin or stops making it altogether. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 is greatly affected by obesity and lack of exercise. Accounting for more than 90 percent of people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes usually occurs in adults, but is on the rise among teens and children as obesity becomes more common in these groups.

How is diabetes treated?
Diet, insulin and oral medication to lower blood glucose levels are the foundation of diabetes treatment and management. The type of diabetes you have will dictate your treatment. Type 1 diabetes can be successfully managed through lifestyle and insulin replacement. The first step is monitoring your blood sugar. Depending on your individual plan, you may check your levels weekly or daily. You will also need insulin in the form of an insulin pump or injections. Many people with type 2 diabetes can control their blood glucose by following a healthy meal plan and exercise program, losing excess weight and taking oral medication. Med...

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