Do I have diabetes?
Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. A third of those people don’t even know they have the disease. As your healthcare team, we want to keep you healthy. If you show symptoms or are at risk of developing diabetes, we may recommend regular testing to see if you have it.
The reason many people have diabetes and don’t know it is because they don’t have any symptoms. Others do have symptoms, including:
- increased thirst
- increased urination
- increased hunger
- blurred vision
- tingling in the feet or hands
- sores that do not heal
- unexplained weight loss
Anyone who has symptoms of diabetes should be tested. One or two simple blood tests will allow us to determine if you have the disease. Give us a call today if you think you may be at risk.
I have diabetes. Now what?
Diabetes does not have to define you or control your life. Many people with type 2 diabetes live long, happy and healthy lives. Control is key. We will help you learn what changes you need to make to your lifestyle to stay healthy. Some people may need medicine to control their diabetes.
It is very important that you take control of your diabetes. Left alone, diabetes can lead to:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Heart Disease
- Blindness and Eye Problems
- Kidney Disease
- Limb Amputations
If you take care of yourself and your diabetes, you can help prevent many of the health problems that the disease can cause.
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