Wellness Associates of Katy, LLC  - Arlene M . Loeschen, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDE
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Diabetes Overview
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Diabetes Management

At Wellness Associates of Katy, we treat all types of diabetes.  Whether you are on an insulin pump, use daily insulin injections, or take oral medications we can help you manage your health needs. We strive to use as few medications as possible, reduce insulin use (where appropriate),  and help you achieve lifestyle changes that keep glucose levels in the desired range with as few medications as possible. 

Diabetes is a term used to describe several diseases in which a person's blood glucose is high. It may be because the body does not make insulin,  doesn't make enough insulin, or the body cannot respond to the insulin that is present or both.


There are three major types of diabetes:

1) Type 1 Diabetes
The body does not produce insulin.  This was once referred to as
insulin-dependent diabetes , juvenile diabetes,  or early-onset diabetes. People usually develop type 1 diabetes before their 40th year, often in early adulthood or teenage years but can develop at any age. Only about 10% of all diabetes is Type 1.

2) Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a combination of the body not making enough insulin and not responding to the insulin that is present.


3) Gestational Diabetes
This diabetes develops while a woman is pregnant. Some of the hormones produced during pregnancy make a woman less sensitive to the insulin she makes. This diabetes generally goes away after delivery but the woman will be at higher risk of developing diabetes later in life if lifestyle changes are not made.

We are your team members, we will help you achieve the fullest life possible while maintaining overall good diabetic control. You don't have to "miss out" on your favorite foods or miss the celebrations just because you are a diabetic, let us show you how. Call today to schedule an appointment with one our experienced diabetic medical providers. 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Testimonials
 
"I came to Wellness Associates of Katy due to high blood pressure and because I had gestational diabetes.  I started their weight loss program on April 27, 2009. After 1 week of  following their program, my blood pressure dropped to within the normal range without blood pressure medication. Also after the first week, I had so much energy! I hadn't felt that good in years!  After a couple of months, they did a diabetes screening for me and I fell in the 2% range of becoming diabetic. In a little less than 5 months following their program, I lost 46 pounds and 12 inches off my waist. I went from a 16/18 (X Large) to a 4/6 (Small). I went on  maintenance in mid-September and have been able to maintain my target weight. The other benefit of going to Wellness Associates of Katy is the wonderful staff that works there. You are so much more than a patient, you feel like you're with friends and family! I would like to thank each and every one of them for helping me to change my life for the better!"   Renee K  Katy, TX
 
“The level of service at Wellness Associates of Katy is fantastic. Having been a patient for almost a year, I am consistently impressed by the professionalism of every staff member I have come in contact with. They listen and really care about their patients. Thank you!”     J.K. - Katy, TX
 
“In this day and age, it’s hard to find a practitioner or doctor you can trust.  Keep up the good work!”   J.W. - Houston, TX