Diabetes

Nearly 2 million people in the United States are diagnosed with diabetes every year.

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Diabetes is a serious condition affecting more than 25 million people in the United States today. But almost all people who develop Type 2 diabetes will have pre-diabetes first. It is estimated that 1 in 3 American adults over the age of 20, and 50 percent of adults over the age of 65 have pre-diabetes. The good news is that pre-diabetes does not necessarily mean you will develop type 2 diabetes. In fact with diet and exercise, you can cut your risk of developing diabetes in half!

What is pre-diabetes?

Pre-diabetes is when you have raised blood sugar levels, but they are not high enough to be considered diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, people with pre-diabetes are at a 50 percent increased risk for heart disease or stroke and research has shown that some long-term damage to the heart and circulatory system may have already begun.

Common symptoms of diabetes:

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Increased hunger, even though you’re eating
  • Feeling extremely tired
  • Slow healing of cuts and injuries
  • Blurry vision
  • Numbness, tingling, and/or pain in the feet or hands

If you have any of these symptoms and have never been diagnosed with diabetes, call your primary care provider to schedule an appointment and see if you need a blood test. Early diagnosis can decrease the risk of developing complications from diabetes.

Diabetes is a dangerous disease. We can help you take care of yourself and live a healthy life. At Adena, we help you with every level of diabetes care – screenings, treatment, and education. Our primary care providers, endocrinologists, and certified diabetes educators offer a wide range of services:

  • Type 1 diabetes treatment
  • Type 2 diabetes treatment
  • Gestational diabetes treatment
  • Education and counseling with a certified diabetes instructor
 

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