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San Marcos Family Medicine

Family Physicians located in San Marcos, TX

Diabetes Specialist

Diabetes is a disease that affects 13-14 million people in the US. Managing diabetes requires a partnership with a doctor that patients can trust to keep their blood sugar stable and their symptoms under control. The Central Texas doctors at San Marcos Family Medicine are experienced in diabetes treatment and management, and they're ready to partner with San Marcos, Texas patients to take control over their blood sugar and diabetes symptoms.

Diabetes Q & A

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease that affects the body's ability to produce or respond to a hormone called insulin. This can create an imbalance in the levels of glucose in the blood and urine, which leads to a number of health concerns.

What is insulin?

Insulin is a hormone that breaks down the sugars and carbs in the foods people eat, turning it into glucose, which travels through the body to fuel the body's different systems.

What types of diabetes are there?

Diabetes falls into one of two categories: type 1 and type 2.

Type 1 diabetes is often called juvenile diabetes because it tends to affect children or young adults, but it can affect adults as well. In this form, the body stops producing insulin. Without insulin, glucose can't be used by the cells of the body and builds up in the blood. High blood sugar levels can cause damage to the body, and the cells being starved of glucose also causes damage.

Type 2 diabetes prevents the body from using insulin properly, creating a condition called insulin resistance. If the pancreas can't make enough insulin to compensate for the insulin resistance, the body struggles to maintain healthy blood glucose levels. This is the more common type of diabetes.

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

Many people don't notice symptoms of diabetes at first. Over time, they get worse and worse, and that can cause people to look for help. Some of the early symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue
  • General feeling of being unwell
  • Frequent urination
  • Extreme thirst
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow healing of the skin or gums
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Genital itching in women

Patients who are noticing these symptoms should visit San Marcos Family Medicine to have their blood sugar tested.

How is diabetes managed?

Diabetes has no cure, but lifestyle changes and medications can help manage the disease. Some things that help diabetic patients manage their disease and maintain stable blood sugar levels include:

  • Exercise
  • Healthy diet with balanced amounts of carbohydrates
  • Regular blood sugar tests
  • Take diabetes medication and supplemental insulin as directed by a doctor

For more information or help in managing diabetes, visit San Marcos Family Medicine.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At San Marcos Family Medicine, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Golden Rule
Great West Health Care
Health First
Health Net
Seton Health Plan

Words from our patients

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    "The staff is always friendly and nice and the doctors are knowledgeable and willing to work with you regarding prescriptions."

    Jose G.
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    "I have been really sick, called them and gotten in the same day. Wonderful people, good bedside manners. Always helpful. I highly recommend this medical group."

    Verified Patient
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    "We've been patients for about 5 years now. Absolutely love the doctors; great people who really care. Easy to get in..."

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    "Dr. Lee has been our family's doctor for about 9 years. We don't even live in San Marcos but drive there because of the wonderful care that he and his nurse provides."

    Amber V.
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    "I have been seeing Dr. Mangalick for a few years and have had many good experiences with my treatment there."

    Jose G.
  • Yelp

    "I have been a patient of Dr Lee's since the late 2000. I have never experienced any of the rudeness that others are reporting."

    David M.
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    "I went in to see Dr Mangalick, and he was able to address my questions extremely quickly. He was very personable, knowledgeable and direct to the point."

    Mary B.
  • Yelp

    "Saw Dr. Mangalick for an issue with my prosthetics. He was super helpful and solved my issue really quickly."

    Alex S.
  • Yelp

    "The nurse practitioners and doctors REALLY listen, aren't afraid to admit when they don't know something and then go look it up so they are informed."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Lee and his staff are awesome! They are very compassionate and are willing to go out of their way to take care of people. I highly recommend seeing him..."

    Eric B.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Laue and Mia are great. I go to them for all of my health issues (aside from pregnancy), and can rely on them getting to the root of the problem with ease."

    Adrienne D.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Laue and Mia are great. I go to them for all of my health issues (aside from pregnancy), and can rely on them getting to the root of the problem with ease."

    Adrienne D.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Lee is the best primary care physician I've ever had. He's very nice, and takes plenty of time to answer all of my questions."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "I appreciate how well he communicates, and, the care with which he communicates. I recommend Dr. Laue and his staff."

    Brian P.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Luae has been treating my family for years. He is an excellent physician. He is a great listener, and he takes the time to explain what is going on."

    Wayne K.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Laue is wonderful. I appreciate how observant he is as my pediatrician was much the same and I find it rare."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Laue and his colleagues put the focus where it belongs: on listening to the patient and prescribing the treatment that's really needed."

    Carl F.
  • Healthgrades

    "I really like his approach to helping you get the answers you need to be in better health. He's to the point with great bedside manner."

    Verified Patient
San Marcos Family Medicine
2406 Hunter Road, Suite #106
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512-504-7640
Fax: 512-396-8006
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