Dr. Hector Granados takes care of many children/adolescents with diabetes.
If your child has recently been diagnosed with diabetes, call or text our office at (915) 642-9444 for a immediate appointment or you can use our secure online appointment request form.
Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose, a sugar that is the body's primary fuel source. Normally, insulin, which is a hormone, helps glucose enter the body's cells where it is used for energy. People with diabetes do not produce enough insulin, or the insulin does not work like it should. As a result, glucose does not get into the body's cells.
Too much sugar in the blood can make people ill and result in medical complications.
Understanding the type of diabetes, the symptoms, treatment options and danger signs makes all the difference in the world to successfully manage diabetes.
Dr. Hector Granados and his diabetes team works with the patients and their families as a team; not just to treat diabetes, but to accompany them on the journey to good control.
Once a diagnosis is made and the type of diabetes your child has has been determined, a treatment plan can be properly prescribed. Depending on the type, diabetes is treated with insulin therapy, diet, exercise, or oral medications
Diabetes education services are essential to provide the tools for adequate and successful management
-Insulin and Blood glucose monitoring
-Education on prevention and treatment of potential complications
-Stress management techniques
-Sick day management instruction
-Insulin pump training