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Dr. Israel A. Hartman, M.D.

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Dr. Israel A Hartman M.D. is a top Endocrinology-Diabetes in Arlington, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Israel A Hartman M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Israel A Hartman M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Israel A Hartman M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Arlington, TX, Dr. Israel A Hartman M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
30 years Experience
Dr. Israel A. Hartman, M.D.
  • Arlington, TX
  • Esc Auto De Cien Med De Centro America San Jose Costa Rica
  • Accepting new patients

My son is 8 years old. He is always thirsty. Could he be diabetic?

Increased thirst can be a sign of diabetes. Your child healthcare provider can help you discern if this needs follow up or is a normal for your child.

How to improve my sugar level?

Diet and exercise make a big difference.

My sugar levels are high. What to do next?

It depends on how high the level was and if you were fasting. A better estimate and the next step should be testing a hemoglobin a1c. This shows an average of the last 90 days READ MORE
It depends on how high the level was and if you were fasting. A better estimate and the next step should be testing a hemoglobin a1c. This shows an average of the last 90 days of blood glucose.

My HbA1C reports have reduced from 7 to 4.2. Does it mean I'm no longer at risk for diabetes?

This means you are doing much better now. You are still at risk of having high blood glucose in the future, especially if not staying on your diet & increased exercise.

I have repeated urine infections. I'm also diabetic. What can the cause be?

UTI can be caused from numerous things, but it can be because the blood glucose is high. If your blood sugar is out of control, your kidneys increase the sugar in your urine, causing READ MORE
UTI can be caused from numerous things, but it can be because the blood glucose is high. If your blood sugar is out of control, your kidneys increase the sugar in your urine, causing risk for frequent UTI.

Why does my mother have fluctuating diabetes levels?

Most cases of fluctuating blood sugar are related to poor diet or a need to change medication timing. Low blood sugar can be very dangerous and you should report this to your healthcare READ MORE
Most cases of fluctuating blood sugar are related to poor diet or a need to change medication timing. Low blood sugar can be very dangerous and you should report this to your healthcare provider.

glycemic index in foods

Yes, you should monitor the carbs and sugar you consume and try to lower or eliminate these from your diet.

As I am a diabetic, what to do for my leg injury?

If your blood glucose is out of control, wounds are slower to heal. You should discuss with a healthcare provider if your diabetes control will delay wound healing.

Why am I not putting on weight?

This could be related to high blood glucose or other problem unrelated to diabetes. You should visit a healthcare provider to discuss.

My mother suffered from 3 episodes of hypoglycemia in a day. Will she be okay?

The severity of the episode would determine if she needed to visit the hospital. She should especially go to the hospital if she is unable to eat or drink to bring the blood sugar READ MORE
The severity of the episode would determine if she needed to visit the hospital. She should especially go to the hospital if she is unable to eat or drink to bring the blood sugar up.

Are my insulin injections permanent?

This is different for each person. Many people with type 2 diabetes can eventually stop injection therapy, if they make a big change in diet and exercise. Type 1 Diabetes is different READ MORE
This is different for each person. Many people with type 2 diabetes can eventually stop injection therapy, if they make a big change in diet and exercise. Type 1 Diabetes is different and must always be treated with insulin.

What should the diet of a diabetic patient ideally include?

A diabetic diet is low in carbs and sugar. The American Diabetes Association has some great info on their website for diabetic diet.

Can I take Insulin to control blood sugar?

Your need for insulin should be based on overall control over time. Insulin is typically recommended for type 2 diabetics when the A1C reaches 9. This is a 90 day average of blood READ MORE
Your need for insulin should be based on overall control over time. Insulin is typically recommended for type 2 diabetics when the A1C reaches 9. This is a 90 day average of blood glucose. Insulin is also used if blood glucose needs to be controlled very quickly, for example if the patient is needing surgery or is pregnant.