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At this moment in time, there are millions of people who have diabetes (high blood sugar) and do not know it, therefore they are without treatment. We can classify diabetes in type I and type II. The main difference between these two types is that type I requires insulin to be able to control blood sugar because there is no production of insulin by the pancreas. In type II, there is some production of insulin therefore medications can be used to treat this type of diabetes.

How often should I check my blood sugar and why is this important? You should check your blood sugar fasting at least once a year. It is important because sometimes diabetes has no major symptoms, and the first symptom sometimes can be a complication like sudden blindness or lack of blood flow to the legs which requires hospitalization.

Does everyone need to get their blood sugar checked? Yes everyone should get their blood sugar checked with special emphasis on people who have close family members with diabetes (mother, father, brothers and sisters, grandparents), people who are obese or overweight, people with other diseases like high blood pressure or cholesterol.

If I get any symptoms because I have diabetes, which ones will those be? Sometimes there are no major symptoms until there is a lot of damage to the body, but some symptoms usually show and are frequent such as excessive thirst, excessive hunger, excessive urination, weakness, blurry vision, dizziness and weight loss without an apparent cause. If diabetes is not treated major complications can arise like a diabetic coma, blindness, and kidney failure among others.

What should I do if I think I have diabetes? Go to your doctor for a physical exam and request to get your blood sugar checked. If you are diabetic, there are plenty of treatment options that can be explored along with a healthy diet and exercise.

REMEMBER, a healthy diet and exercise are the best complement to diabetes treatment.

We offer a free diabetes check on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 pm at all our locations.

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