Diabetes Diagnosis & Treatment
Diabetes is a chronic health condition that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. It is a very common disease that affects over 37 million Americans. The management depends on the type of diabetes a person has and can range from oral medications, weekly injections to daily injections.
How can I get check for diabetes?
It is a very quick test called Hb A1c, which entails sticking your finger for a few drops of blood and in 5 minutes you will know the results.
What are the signs of diabetes?
There are several but the three Ps are the most common signs. They include polydipsia, polyuria and polyphagia. These terms mean increased thirst, urination and appetite. Other symptoms include fatigue, weight loss and blurry vision.
What is prediabetes?
Prediabetes means you have higher than normal blood glucose levels but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Is prediabetes serious?
People with prediabetes have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.