Get Informed About Diabetes

Our Endocrinologists:
Warren Thau, MD 
Thomas Gartman, MD

Diabetes

Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body's ability to produce and/or use insulin.

Symptoms of diabetes include:

Type 1 Diabetes

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

Type 2 Diabetes*

  • Any of the type 1 symptoms
  • Frequent infections
  • Blurred vision
  • Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
  • Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
  • Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections

*Often people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms
If you have one or more of these symptoms talk to your doctor.

 

Related article: Diabetes and Cholesterol

For more information about Diabetes follow these links:

American Diabetes Association

National Diabetes Education Program

 

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