Diabetes is commonly known in the medical community as “the silent killer.” This is because diabetes destroys the nerve cells that control pain, so conditions like neuropathy can occur where a patient can develop a silent heart attack.
Diabetes is a disease in which blood sugar is not regulated and controlled properly. Around 30 million Americans have been diagnosed, and up to ten million more may have it and not know it. A list of the different types of diabetes can be found here.
What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes?
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Blurred vision
- Numbness and tingling in hands and feet
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What are the risk factors of diabetes?
There are some risk factors of diabetes over which you have no control, such as heredity and age. Lifestyle factors that can lead to the development of diabetes include: obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and smoking.
Medical Offices of Manhattan offers a blood glucose test to help our patients find out if they are diabetic or pre-diabetic, allowing us to work with them on a treatment plan.