Are you at risk for diabetes?
Diabetes has become one of the most significant health concerns of our time. Understanding your risk factors for developing diabetes is one of the first steps in delaying the onset of the disease or possibly preventing it altogether.
- Having a parent or sibling who has diabetes
- Being age 45 or older
- Being overweight
- Getting little or no exercise daily
- Being of African-American, Hispanic-/Latino-American, Native-American, Asian-American or Pacific-Island descent
- Woman — previously having gestational diabetes or giving birth to an infant weighing more than 9 pounds
Symptoms or warning signs:
- Frequent urination or excessive thirst
- Unexplained weight loss
- Fatigue or extreme tiredness
- Blurred vision
- Slow-healing wounds
- Numbness or tingling in toes or feet
Make certain to discuss your risk factors and all symptoms you’re experiencing with your physician. Only he/she should provide a diagnosis.
For more information or to receive a free diabetes risk assessment, call (260) 373-4280.
For individuals with diabetes, Parkview’s Diabetes Treatment Center is there for you. Our multidisciplinary staff, comprising of specially trained and board-certified clinicians, will help you develop an individual care plan for managing your diabetes.
Our staff teaches you how to practice self-management skills and various measures that can help you improve your quality of life. In addition, you’ll learn measures for reducing risk associated with diabetes-related complications.
Outpatient services are provided at Parkview Hospital Randallia and Parkview Regional Medical Center. Learn how to improve your health and manage your diabetes during four 2 ½-hour educational seminars. Topics include:
- Setting healthcare goals
- Understanding nutrition
- Taking medications
- Monitoring your blood sugar
- Stress management techniques
- Managing your diabetes when sick
- Understanding the importance of a routine follow up
For individuals who wear a pump, are considering wearing a pump, have pre-existing diabetes, are currently pregnant or are considering pregnancy, Parkview Diabetes Treatment Center offers a physician-lead consultation service. This intensive service is for any individual who live with type 1 or 2 diabetes. A physician’s referral is needed.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call the Parkview Diabetes Treatment Center at (260) 373-4280.