Weymin  Hago, MD -  - Internist

Empire New York Medical Care PLLC

Weymin Hago, MD

Internist located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Diabetes Specialist

At Empire New York Medical Care, located in Midtown East, Dr. Hago provides treatment for patients from throughout New York City who are living with diabetes.

Diabetes Q & A

by Weymin Hago, MD

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

People with type 1 diabetes do not produce sufficient levels of insulin while those with type 2 diabetes do not process insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone essential to the transfer of glucose from the bloodstream into the body. Type 1 diabetes is most often diagnosed in children and young adults and is associated with family history. Only 5% of the people with diabetes have this form of the disease. Type 2 diabetes is much more common. In this form of the disease, blood sugar levels rise to higher than normal because the insulin that is produced is not processed correctly by the body.

What Symptoms Are Associated with Diabetes?

The typical signs and symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Weight loss even though the person is eating more (type 1)
  • Blurry vision
  • Feeling extreme thirst
  • Cuts and bruises which are slow to heal
  • Feeling very hungry even though the person is eating
  • Tingling, pain, or numbness in feet and hands (type 2)

It is important to know that many people with type 2 diabetes experience symptoms which as so mild they can go unnoticed.

What can I do to manage my diabetes?

Dr. Hago will work with you to develop a treatment plan including behavioral adjustments and possibly medication to manage the diagnoses and maintain health. Your diet and exercise habits may need to be adjusted to reduce sugar intake and increase activity levels to help your body burn glucose more efficiently. Dr. Hago may prescribe medicine or regular glucose checks. If Dr. Hago advises regular glucose level checks, you will need to learn how to administer the checks at home. It is also very important that you attend all of your appointments with your physician and any recommended specialists to monitor your disease and overall health.

Accepted Health Insurance Plans

At Empire New York Medical Care, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Plan
Fidelis Care (NY)

Words from our patients

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    "This is my favorite dr in the city. I was lucky enough to run into him year ago right when he was opening his new office on Broadway. He's been my Dr. ever since. :)"

    Chanel M.
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    "My diabetes is now completely under control and my A1C is great all thanks to Dr Hago -- I can't say enough good things about this guy!"

    Rob C.
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    "Dr. Hago is very kind and extremely knowledgable.He gave me many key points which encouraged me to start being healthy again. "

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    "When my insurance declined to pay for some of the tests, Dr. Hago said that, since he ordered them, he'd pay for them."

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Empire New York Medical Care PLLC
450 Park Avenue South, Suite 202
Midtown East

New York, NY 10010
Phone: 646-876-5830
Fax: 646-626-7555
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