Diabetes? Five Signs You May Be Ignoring
It’s National Diabetes Education Week! Did you know that in the United States today 23.6 million people have diabetes, including 5.7 million people who don’t yet know they have this disease? With diabetes implicated in heart disease, stroke, hypertension, blindness, kidney disease and neuropathy, it’s important to know the signs that may indicate you have diabetes.
Although it takes a blood glucose test to detect diabetes, here are five signs of possible diabetes that may surprise you:
- Blurred vision
- Increased urination
- Increased thirst
- Unexplained weight loss
If you’re experiencing any one of these symptoms, ask your doctor whether it might be diabetes.
The good news is that today, unlike decades ago when diabetes treatments and educational avenues were limited, today diabetes is usually manageable with basic, healthy lifestyle habits and proper medical treatment. It all begins with education.
GMC’s outpatient diabetes education program, nationally recognized by the American Diabetes Association, offers:
- Diabetes Education, for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
- Pre-Diabetes Education
- Insulin Pump Training
- Gestational Diabetes Class
- Special Community Programs
- Classes available in Spanish
Learn more at gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/diabetes.