There are two types of diabetes: type I and type II. Type one diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is an autoimmune disease of the young, where the body destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. T1DM requires insulin replacement. Type two diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is more commonly found in adults and is thought of as a problem where the body cannot use insulin well. This is usually considered a genetic, weight, and lifestyle problem. Early screening can help us postpone and/or delay T2DM. T2DM is a progressive disease that will destroy your eyes, kidneys, heart, and brain. It requires serious monitoring and commitment to change. At Medical Arts of New York, we first help you identify the problem. We then help you plan a reasonable diet and exercise program. If medications are necessary, then we move in that direction. A highly motivated patient can make anything possible with the right guidance and determination. Unfortunately, there is no other way but to take T2DM head-on. If you don’t stop it in its tracks, then it will take you for an unpleasant ride.