Over 18 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes mellitus is a disease that prevents your body from properly using the energy from the food you eat. This occurs if the pancreas produces little or no insulin, or makes insulin but the insulin does not work as it should. In support of Diabetes Awareness month this November, join endocrinologist Seenia Peechakara, MD online for answers to your questions concerning diabetes basics, management and treatment.
Dr. Peechakara is an endocrinologist in the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, located on the main campus of Cleveland Clinic. She was appointed in 2012. Dr. Peechakara is board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, and specializes in diabetes, gestational diabetes, thyroid cancer and calcium metabolism.
Cleveland Clinic’s Diabetes & Endocrinology Program is ranked 2nd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s annual America’s Best Hospitals survey. Our diabetes education services help teach effective disease management including proper ways to monitor and normalize blood glucose levels, how to avoid long-term complications, strategies to control weight, and how to plan meals and read food labels. Our diabetes specialists can also provide current research findings, the latest information on nutrition, exercise tips and goal setting strategies.
To make an appointment with Dr. Seenia Peechakara, or any of the other specialists in our Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute at Cleveland Clinic, please call 216.444.6568 or call toll-free at 800.223.2273, ext. 46568. You can also visit us online at www.clevelandclinic.org/endocrinology.
This Health Chat will open on
Thursday, November 14, 2013
to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.