Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of Americans each year. Diabetes is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar. Our bodies have a hormone in it called insulin. This hormone is in charge of moving the sugar from your blood into your cells to give the body energy stores. When your body has diabetes, it does not make enough insulin or it does not respond to insulin correctly such that the sugar from the blood does not get transferred into the cells. Diabetes is not a disease that can be taken lightly. If untreated, it can lead to serious damage in the eyes, nerves, kidneys & other organs.
Different types of diabetes
Diabetes comes in different stages & different severities. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. This basically means the body attacks the cells in the body that make insulin, leaving your body with none. Type 2 diabetes is when the body doesn’t respond to its own insulin as effectively as in people without diabetes. Prediabetes is when the blood sugar levels are extremely high but not quite at type 2 diabetes levels.
Symptoms of diabetes
In men, symptoms can include:
- Poor sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
In women, some symptoms can include:
- Urinary tract infections
- Yeast infections
- Dry & itchy skin
All different types of diabetes can have their own symptoms ranging from extreme hunger or thirst to weight loss & blurry vision. Sometimes symptoms are so minor that they may be hard to spot.
How can we help
Synergy Immediate Care is equipped with physicians who can help discover symptoms & diagnose and manage diabetes. We will help give you the correct advice on how to handle diabetes & how to get back on your feet and live life the way you want to. Our physicians will also give you guidelines for diet & exercise & can answer any questions that you may bring to the table. If you feel you may have diabetes or are at risk or already have diabetes but want a new physician, please come see us today! We are open Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. & Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.