Here at the Draelos Metabolic Center, we specialize in total care for people with diabetes. Helping people with diabetes is not a sideline for us, it is a vital part of our core mission. We are dedicated to helping people with diabetes lead full and normal lives.
Dr. Draelos, himself diagnosed with diabetes as a child, has not only the professional credentials to care for people with diabetes, but he has the personal motivation and firsthand experiences to know what you really need.
Our staff at the Draelos Metabolic Center also includes a part-time diabetes educator, Jennifer Allen M.A, R.D., L.D., C.D.E. Jennifer works with you one-on-one, answering all your questions and personally helping you learn to manage and control your disease.
The Draelos Metabolic Center is equipped with specialized medical machinery and state-of-the-art technology for comprehensive diabetes diagnosis, treatment and care. This specialized equipment helps us detect problems early and accurately, which is the all-important key to ensuring proper medical management of diabetes.
If you have diabetes, or even if you don’t (many people have diabetes but don’t know it!) then you owe it to yourself and your family to get the most comprehensive, personable, quality medical care available. Visit Dr. Matt Draelos, Board Certified Endocrinologist and Diabetes Expert at the Draelos Metabolic Center in Edmond, Oklahoma, twenty-five minutes from downtown Oklahoma City.
A condition called pre-diabetes, or impaired glucose metabolism, effects 79 million Americans-Are you one of them? A diagnosis of pre-diabetes puts you at risk for developing full-blown diabetes without action now!
Pre-diabetis is just what the name implies, almost diabetic but not quite. To be considered “pre-diabetic” a person would be diagnosed with slightly elevated blood glucose levels, but the levels are not high enough to fall into the range defined as diabetic.
You are at increaed risk for developing pre-diabetes or diabetes if you are:
•You are overweight.
•A parent, brother or sister has diabetes.
•You are African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Asian American or Pacific Islander.
•You had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds or had gestational diabetes.
•You have high blood pressure.
•You have low HDL (good cholesterol).
•You have high triglycerides.
Losing weight and becoming physically active can keep full blown diabetes from ever forming.
It’s a wise idea to have yourself checked regularly for diabetes even if you show no symptoms. A simple blood test can tell a doctor your average blood glucose measurement over the past three months. If this initial screening test shows a higher than normal reading, further tests, including a glucose tolerance test, should be performed.