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Diabetes

Dr. David Carlson can teach you everything you need to know about diabetes.

diabetes-care-recognitionThat includes the different types of diabetes and the ways to control or prevent this serious disease. Bestcare not only provides vital information for parents, children and high-risk minority populations, we are certified to do so.

Diabetes is a disease that causes an overload of blood sugar or "glucose." Such an overload of glucose in your blood can harm your eyes, kidneys, and nerves. It can even cause heart disease, stroke or damage circulation so badly that amputation is required.

Cells "burn" glucose to generate energy. And insulin is the hormone that enables the glucose to be absorbed into the cells. With type 1 diabetes, the body does not make enough insulin. With type 2 diabetes, which is the type most people have, the body does not manufacture insulin. In either case, the result is the same: too much glucose circulating in the blood.

Fighting diabetes begins right here at Bestcare with diabetes education. Further tests can show if you have diabetes. Exercise, weight control and sticking to a balanced meal plan can help control the disease.

Sometimes listening reveals
more than an x-ray.

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At Bestcare, our mission is healing. Not just treatment. Healing begins with the ability to listen. That's why having a family doctor is a lot like having a doctor in the family.

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Having a family doctor is like having a doctor in the family

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It's no accident D Magazine named us the "Best Doctors in Dallas" for Family Medicine. For more than 20 years, we've been healing, mending and making Texans well in a meticulously clean facility. When you come to BestCare you'll see the friendly face of a doctor you know. BestCare Family Medical Center is easy to get to and offers two choices: Our Urgent Care Center takes walk-ins—no appointment necessary. Or set an appointment online or by phone for Primary Care. Have a daytime job? We'll see you over lunch, after work or on weekends. Our in-house X-rays and lab work are less expensive, too!   Learn more...

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  • Dr. David Carlson can teach you everything you need to know about diabetes.
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