DIABETES TREATMENT IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Diabetes is an extremely common, but serious disease that if left untreated, may result in life threatening consequences.
Type 1 diabetes, sometimes referred to as juvenile diabetes, occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, impacting blood sugar levels. This type can be managed through exercise, insulin therapy, and diet.
Type 2 diabetes, sometimes referred to as adult onset diabetes, occurs when your body does not produce enough insulin or if your body resists the effects of insulin. Insulin is a hormone in charge of regulating the movement of glucose to your cells. Thankfully, this type can also be managed through exercise, frequent monitoring, insulin therapy, and diet.
Receiving a diagnosis of this disease can be scary, but remember that you are not alone. Additionally, it’s important to remember that according to a 2017 report released by the CDC, more than 100 million people in the United States live with the illness.
SYMPTOMS OF DIABETES
Diabetes is a serious illness that, if left untreated, can result in larger health issues such as heart disease, kidney disease, amputation, and possibly premature death. Furthermore, if your family has a history of the illness, it is important to receive annual medical check-ups. If you are experiencing any of the following reoccurring symptoms, it is recommended that you go for a medical exam:
- Increased thirst
- Extreme hunger
- Frequent urination
- Unexpected weight gain or weight loss
- Blurred vision
Unfortunately, diabetes can not be cured, but it can managed with the right treatment. Here at Townsen Memorial Hospital, our knowledgeable staff prioritizes individualized patient healthcare and recovery. Additionally, our state-of-the-art facilities allow for a speedy and accurate diagnosis and our on site pharmacy offers many of the medications needed to treat diabetes.
If you are experiencing a complication from your illness or wish to be tested, call us. At Townsen Memorial Hospital, our team of healthcare professionals are dedicated to ensure your well-being and fast recovery.
Conveniently located in Humble, TX right off of I69 and FM 1960, we can help you get back on your feet and doing the things you love in no time. Visit townsenmemorialhospital.com/contact or call (281) 845-8916 for more information.