Uncontrolled diabetes affects your entire body. It can damage your kidneys, eyes, nerves, and heart. I emphasize a well-balanced diet and exercise for all patients, but this alone, is not enough for diabetic patients. Medication management and routine follow-up with a physician are vital partners to lifestyle changes in all diabetic patients. If left untreated or poorly managed, you could go blind, experience kidney failure and require dialysis, have a heart attack or have other serious issues.

Elliot Freed, DO
LewisGale Physicians
Family Medicine
133 Bostic Lane
Pembroke, VA 24136