Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes

Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high as a result of the pancreas not producing enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Hyperglycemia, or raised blood sugar, is a common effect of uncontrolled diabetes and over time leads to serious damage of the nerves and blood vessels with potential damaging results to the body including the heart and kidneys.

In general symptoms of diabetes include:

  • increased hunger
  • increased thirst
  • weight loss
  • frequent urination
  • blurry vision
  • extreme fatigue
  • sores that don't heal

A blood test is needed to screen for diabetes. Visit with your medical provider to review family history, life style and your risks for diabetes.

For more information on Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes visit the links below:

Understanding Diabetes

Prediabetes Risk Test

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test

MHCS Diabetes Programs

Virtual Health Fair Home Page

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