November Health Awareness

November is National Diabetes Month.

Diabetes is when you have a high glucose level, this results from the body’s inability to produce or utilize insulin. The complications from Diabetes can be significant. The complications can cause kidney problems, heart problems, eye problems, vascular problems, chronic pain and many other serious life threatening health problems. Diabetes often goes undiagnosed and is only addressed after a complication has developed. It is important to understand the symptoms and address Diabetes early to prevent major complications.

Type 1 Diabetes symptoms

  • Extreme hunger
  • Extreme thirst
  • Extreme fatigue and irritability
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Frequent urination

Type 2 Diabetes symptoms

  • Recurring or frequent infections
  • Cuts that are slow to heal
  • Blurred vision
  • Tingling and or numbness in the hands or feet
  • Any of the symptoms found under Type 1 Diabetes symptoms

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms listed, it is important for you to contact your health care provider immediately. Early detection of Diabetes can decrease your chance of developing major Diabetic complications. Your Pharmacist is always available to answer any questions you may have about your health and prescriptions you are taking.