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Diabetes Specialist

MUST Clinic

Primary Care Physician & Women's Health Specialist located in Kernersville, NC

More than 11% of North Carolina residents have diagnosed diabetes, and another 35% have prediabetes. If you have diabetes or are at risk for it, it’s important that you work with an experienced physician like Zoe Stallings, MD, to prevent complications and improve health outcomes. Based in Kernersville, North Carolina, MUST Clinic is a mobile clinic located throughout the Piedmont Triad area. Book your appointment online or call the mobile clinic today.

Diabetes Q&A

What are the symptoms of uncontrolled diabetes?

Diabetes might not cause symptoms in the beginning, but uncontrolled high blood sugar can eventually lead to symptoms that include:

  • Constant thirst
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Constant hunger
  • Blurry vision
  • Numbness or tingling in your extremities
  • Slow-healing wounds

Diabetes is an established risk factor for heart disease. If you develop heart disease symptoms, such as chest pain and shortness of breath, you might learn that you have heart disease related to diabetes. 

How does diabetes management work?

At MUST Clinic, the comprehensive diabetes management plan focuses on preventing complications and improving outcomes. Dr. Stallings works with you to accomplish these things in several different ways, including: 

Nutrition

Nutrition focuses on mindful eating and choosing foods that can improve your diabetes. A healthy diet that focuses on lowering your blood sugar is the cornerstone of diabetes management, and it can help you lose extra weight as well. 

Dr. Stallings may also recommend oral supplements to help you maximize your health. 

Exercise

Exercise is partly about weight loss, but it’s also about maintaining good heart health, keeping your body fit, and feeling better. 

Dr. Stallings recommends a customized exercise routine that works with your nutrition and medication plans.

Medication

Medication can help manage your diabetes by reducing your liver’s sugar production, improving sugar and starch processing, and more. In the earlier stages of type 2 diabetes, oral medication is the most common option. If you have late-stage type 2 diabetes, you might need insulin injections or an insulin pump. 

Although medication can effectively reduce your blood sugar, it’s important to remember that it's not a license to eat whatever you want, whenever you want. Medication is just one part of a comprehensive plan for diabetes management.  

Dr. Stallings educates you about the dangers of uncontrolled diabetes and how you can reduce your risks significantly. By following a chronic care management plan focused on diabetes, you can prevent disease complications and improve outcomes to enjoy a healthy life. 

How often do I need to check my blood sugar with diabetes?

It depends on whether you use insulin and other individual factors. Dr. Stallings recommends a blood sugar testing plan that can help you stay on track without disrupting your daily life. Checking your blood sugar takes only seconds and it’s an important part of monitoring your health.

To make medical care easily accessible in the era of COVID-19, MUST Clinic has a mobile clinic with flexible scheduling at locations all around the Piedmont Triad area. They offer virtual appointments, or they can travel to you.

All appointments now start with a phone visit to ensure your safety and protect your wellness, and the mobile clinic is also thoroughly clean and sanitized.

For comprehensive diabetes management that emphasizes your individual needs, call MUST Clinic or schedule online.