What is Diabetology?
Diabetology is the branch of medicine dedicated to the study, prevention and treatment of diabetes mellitus.
The word diabetes derives from the Greek word meaning "siphon". An ancient Greek physician noticed that patients with diabetes excessively urinated, "siphoning" fluid out of their bodies. Thus, he named the condition diabetes. Mellitus means "honey-sweet" in Latin, since the patient's urine was noticeably sweet. (In the Middle Ages, the diagnosis consisted of tasting the urine.)
Diabetes is a disease in which a person has high blood sugar either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin (insulin resistance, relative low insulin) that is produced.
Why the Buda Health Center?
The Patient-Doctor relationship is based on trust, the determining factor in a treatment's success or failure. We feel that our doctors have earned this trust through their professionalism, knowledge, experience and know-how. The level of care is further guaranteed since many of our leading physicians have gained renown and are respected in their field of specialty
We are committed to treating the insulin-dependent patient including those whose blood sugar level is maintainable through oral medication and the diabetic woman needing special care when preparing for pregnancy
The Patient arriving at the Buda Health Center is first examined for intercurrent diseases, the correct metabolism is established in 1-2 consultations and treatment begun during the first month. The initial office visit is, generally, longer since it is, during this time, that the optimal medication treatment is set up and dietary issues discussed. This is also the time when the patient realizes that diet does not mean a series of prohibitions.
Following life style consultation, regarding the causative factors and the symptoms of diabetes, a therapy treatment is set up that may eventually even lead to the significant reduction of medication and, in some cases, to not necessitating medication or even insulin at all. Following this, checkups at 3-4 months intervals will be required to maintain the patient in this state of health.
All testing methods (HBA1C, microalbumin screening test, etc.) and medical specialists (i.e.,ophthalmologists) required in the treatment of diabetes are available.
We strive to provide the very best care and treatment for our patients.