Type 2 Diabetes is a progressive disease that happens slowly over a long period of time. Many people that have this disease won’t even know it until they are diagnosed. The risks of unidentified and untreated diabetes complications include kidney disease, blindness, and amputations.
Once diagnosed by one of our medical professionals, we offer diabetic counseling services that include detailed education about the disease, insulin management, dietary guidance, and further disease prevention techniques.
If you are at least 45 years old and have excess body fat, you should be tested for diabetes. Other risk factors include limited exercise, close relatives such as parents or siblings with diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, have an A1C (blood glucose levels) higher than 5.7%.
If you feel you fit into one of these risk categories, early diagnosis is the most important first step. Talk to your healthcare provider about taking early action to prevent diabetes.