Are you looking for a diabetes specialist in Houston, TX to help with your blood sugar?
Individuals with diabetes often express:
Frustration with their diabetes management
Dissatisfaction with their unpredictable and always-changing management routine
Unhappiness because managing diabetes consumes all of their time
Not being heard because their health care provider doesn’t understand their frustrations
Ethos Endocrinology puts you first.
First, eliminate interference from insurance. Second, limit the number of members to maximize your time and experience. Third, keep it affordable. The result is Ethos Endocrinology.
By joining you receive:
We partner with you in your journey to health.
1Schedule a FREE virtual,
2Receive an e-mail with a link to a secure video chat where you can share your concerns with Dr. Kanji.
3Decide if we are the right fit for you, without requiring the time and money of a consultation.
Why choose Dr. Kanji as your diabetes specialist?
As your diabetes specialist, Dr. Kanji creates your customized plan with you by listening to your needs and concerns. Access Dr. Kanji between visits for quick changes to your diabetes care. The time, care, and access you receive is affordable.
What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus?
Symptoms can include:
- Significant thirst
- Significant hunger
- Increased urination
- Blurred vision
- Numbness or tingling in the hands/feet
How is diabetes mellitus diagnosed?
According to the American Diabetes Association1, the criteria for the diagnosis of diabetes are:
- Fasting blood sugar ≥ 126 mg/dL
- Hemoglobin A1c ≥ 6.5%
- Oral glucose tolerance test: 2-hour blood sugar ≥ 200 mg/dL
- A random blood sugar ≥ 200 mg/dL in a person with classic symptoms of high blood sugar
How is type 2 diabetes treated?
There isn’t one specific method of treating type 2 diabetes. In addition to changes in lifestyle, there are several oral medications, injectable therapies, and insulins with different benefits and risks. Treatment should be customized for each individual based on their stage, presence of complications such as heart or kidney disease, and personal preferences. A diabetes specialist can help customize a therapy for you.
How is type 1 diabetes treated?
The treatment of type 1 diabetes uses insulin to replace the lack of insulin production from the pancreas. Individuals with type 1 diabetes manually injecting insulin via insulin pen or syringe use 2 types of insulin: 1) basal 2) prandial (bolus). Individuals using an insulin pump fill the pump with 1 type of insulin, and the pump continuously infuses insulin under the skin with the ability to mimic basal and prandial production.
Can a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) help me?
There is data1 showing insulin regimens augmented by CGM (both multiple daily injections and insulin pump) are associated with improved blood sugar control and reduced hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). CGMs can be expensive, especially if not covered by health insurance. We can help you create a customized plan taking into account benefits vs risks, personal preference, and cost.