What are the warning signs?
|Type 1 Diabetes:
||Type 2 Diabetes:
- Frequent urination
- Unusual thirst
- Extreme hunger
- Unusual weight loss
- Extreme fatigue
- Any of the type 1 symptoms
- Frequent infections
- Blurred vision
- Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
- Tingling/numbness in the hands or feet
- Recurring skin, gum or bladder infections
Often people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms.
Many people have been able to prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes by taking action during the prediabetes stage (when blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but do not necessitate a diabetes diagnosis). Lifestyle changes which include modest physical activity (30 minutes per day) and a reasonable amount of weight loss (5-10 percent), can have a significant effect on your future health.
If you are overweight and over age 45, you should be checked for prediabetes (especially if you have other risk factors for diabetes, such as a family history of diabetes, high blood pressure, a history of gestational diabetes or giving birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds, low HDL cholesterol and high triglycerides, or belonging to an ethnic or minority group at high risk for diabetes). Contact one of our clinics for an appointment.
We take your diabetes seriously.
We offer our diabetes patients clinical management and comprehensive diabetes education. We help you to take charge of your diabetes.
Our thorough, six-session program is held quarterly and addresses areas such as foot care, glucose monitoring, cardiovascular disease, medications, nutrition and exercise.
Visit our calendar for our diabetes class schedule. 2011 classes will begin in January, April, July and October.
If you believe you may have diabetes, make an appointment at one of our clinics. Use this interactive tool to check your risk at the American Diabetes Association's website.
Contact any of our clinics for an appointment.