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Diagnostic & Medical Clinic's Diabetes Clinics provides support to patients with Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes

Diagnostic & Medical Clinic's Diabetes Clinics provides support to patients with Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes

What is diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects how your body makes or uses insulin, which turns sugar into energy. More than 10 percent of American adults have diabetes.

There are two types of diabetes: Type 1 & Type 2

In Type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. It requires monitoring your blood sugar and administering multiple daily insulin injections
with a pen, syringe or pump.

In Type 2 diabetes, your body doesn’t make enough insulin or use it well. Type 2 diabetes can be managed with a balanced diet, an active lifestyle and medications (oral medications and/or insulin). Gestational diabetes can occur during pregnancy; working with your healthcare team
can ensure a healthy pregnancy.

Undiagnosed diabetes symptoms can include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination¬†
  • Unintentional weight gain
  • Tiredness

If left untreated, diabetes can lead to:

  • Amputation
  • Kidney disease
  • Blindness
  • Numbness/tinging in extremities
  • Increased risk for stroke & heart attack

Diabetes management is incredibly important for individuals who have been diagnosed. Diagnostic & Medical Clinic's Diabetes Clinic offers support to patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. This includes:

  • Diabetes education
  • Blood sugar monitoring
  • Healthy life habits
  • Medication management
  • Support with glucose monitors/diabetes technology

The Diabetes Clinic is staffed by advanced practice providers and supervising physicians. Appointments are available through physician referral or by calling 251-435-1200.