Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. However, a third of those people don’t even know they have the disease. As your healthcare team, Eastern Iowa Health Center wants to keep you healthy. If you show symptoms or are at risk of developing it, we may recommend regular testing.
The reason many people don’t know they have it is because they don’t have any symptoms. That’s why it’s important to test often.
If symptoms are present, they may include:
Anyone who has these symptoms should be tested. One or two simple blood tests helps determine if you have the disease. Give us a call today if you think you may be at risk.
It 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. EIHC can help you learn what changes you need to make to your lifestyle to stay healthy. Some people may need medicine to help them control it.
It is very important that you take control of your diabetes. If left alone, it can lead to:
If you take care of yourself and your diabetes, you can help prevent many of the health problems that the disease can cause.
Some methods of preventing these problems include healthier eating, exercising, and maintaining healthy blood-pressure levels. For nutritional advice, click here.
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