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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Primary Care Physician)

Dr Patel graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine. She worked in clinical research at the University of Illinois in Chicago and University of Nevada in Las Vegas focused on culturally adapted health interventions for preventive medicine in the community setting. Received her Master's of Science in Global Health (concentration in Health Policy) from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. Unnati went on to complete her family medicine residency in Chicago, Illinois at Norwegian American Hospital. | | She is currently working as a primary care physician in the city of Chicago and completing her Master's of Business Administration at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Fellowship in Leadership in Value-Based Care.

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Hidetaka Hamasaki, MD (Endocrinology)

Dr. Hamasaki graduated from the Hiroshima University School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine, Jichi Medical University. He completed his residency at the Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, National Center for Global Health and Medicine Hospital and the Department of Internal Medicine, Kohnodai Hospital, National Center for Global Health and Medicine. He has served in the National Center for Global Health and Medicine Hospital and Kohnodai Hospital and joined Hamasaki Clinic in April 2017. Dr. Hamasaki specializes in diabetes and treats a wide range of internal medicine and endocrine disorders.

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  • Can't focus

  • Numbness in hands

  • Unexplained weight loss

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  • Experiencing unexplained weight loss of more than 5% in one month

  • Hand numbness

  • Easily distracted

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Learn more about Diabetes Mellitus

Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is diabetes mellitus?

A disease where blood sugar levels are abnormally high due to issues with insulin production or resistance. Often, there are no symptoms until the condition worsens, so regular screening is important. Over time, high sugar levels can cause many complications affecting the nervous system, heart, eyes and kidneys.

Symptoms of diabetes mellitus

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  • Unintentional weight loss of more than 5% or 1-2kg in a month

  • Concentration is getting worse

  • Numbness of the fingers

  • Numbness in the region from shoulder to elbow

  • Numbness anywhere from the elbow to the wrist

  • Numbness anywhere from the knees to the ankles

  • Numbness or tingling in the toes

Questions your doctor may ask to check for diabetes mellitus

  • Are you currently taking steroids?

  • Have you lost more than 2 kgs in a month without trying?

  • Are you having trouble concentrating lately?

  • Do you have wrist numbness?

  • Do you have numbness from shoulder to elbow?

Treatment for diabetes mellitus

Treatment starts with lifestyle changes such as exercise and a balanced diet with whole grain food. The doctor may prescribe pills and insulin injections to control blood sugar levels. Regular appointments and foot/eye screening are important to detect potential problems from diabetes.

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References

  • Banday MZ, Sameer AS, Nissar S. Pathophysiology of diabetes: An overview. Avicenna J Med. 2020 Oct 13;10(4):174-188. doi: 10.4103/ajm.ajm_53_20. PMID: 33437689; PMCID: PMC7791288.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33437689/#:~:text=Diabetes%20mellitus%20is%20a%20chronic,or%20insulin%20action%20or%20both.

  • Sapra A, Bhandari P. Diabetes. 2023 Jun 21. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2023 Jan–. PMID: 31855345.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31855345/

  • Diabetes - Mayo Clinic

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/symptoms-causes/syc-20371444

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Reviewed By:

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Primary Care Physician)

Dr Patel graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine. She worked in clinical research at the University of Illinois in Chicago and University of Nevada in Las Vegas focused on culturally adapted health interventions for preventive medicine in the community setting. Received her Master's of Science in Global Health (concentration in Health Policy) from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. Unnati went on to complete her family medicine residency in Chicago, Illinois at Norwegian American Hospital. | | She is currently working as a primary care physician in the city of Chicago and completing her Master's of Business Administration at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Fellowship in Leadership in Value-Based Care.

Hidetaka Hamasaki, MD

Hidetaka Hamasaki, MD (Endocrinology)

Dr. Hamasaki graduated from the Hiroshima University School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine, Jichi Medical University. He completed his residency at the Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, National Center for Global Health and Medicine Hospital and the Department of Internal Medicine, Kohnodai Hospital, National Center for Global Health and Medicine. He has served in the National Center for Global Health and Medicine Hospital and Kohnodai Hospital and joined Hamasaki Clinic in April 2017. Dr. Hamasaki specializes in diabetes and treats a wide range of internal medicine and endocrine disorders.

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