NOVEMBER IS DIABETES AWARNESS MONTH

ARBORVIEW FAMILY MEDICINE, Inc. PROMOTES NOVEMBER’S AMERICAN DIABETES MONTH

NOVEMBER MARKS AMERICAN DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH

LANCASTER, OH, November 1, 2014- November marks American Diabetes Month. Approximately forty percent of adults will be diagnosed with diabetes in their lifetime. The cost is estimated to be a staggering $245 billion dollars and growing. Unfortunately there is no cure.

There are two types of diabetes, type one is usually diagnosed as a child or young adult, this was referred to as juvenile diabetes. This occurs when your body stops making enough insulin, it is estimated that five percent of people are living with type one diabetes. Symptoms of type one diabetes include increased thirst, increased urination, bedwetting (in children that previously did not), increased hunger, weight loss, mood changes, fatigue or weakness, blurred vision and vaginal yeast infections in females. If you or child have any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately, as a prompt diagnosis is crucial. The good news is when managed properly, someone diagnosed with type one diabetes can live a long, healthy life.

Type two is the second form of diabetes, this is when your body doesn’t use the insulin it produces correctly. It becomes difficult to keep your blood glucose levels normal which causes symptoms such as excessive thirst, fatigue, frequent urination, excessive hunger, blurry vision and sores and cuts that won’t heal. Left untreated damage can be done to the kidneys, nerves, eyes and even your heart. There are many ways to treat type two diabetes, some cases can be controlled with diet, some with oral medications. The important thing is, as with type one diabetes, to see your doctor as soon as possible if you have any symptoms as early diagnosis is key. For additional information visit http://www.diabetes.org/

Arbor View Family Medicine Physicians are specialists in Family Practice. Their training has prepared them to handle the medical needs of both children and adults. They are one of the few regional practices that manage care of their patients in all settings, including Fairfield Medical Center. Their mission is to promote excellence in health care by providing the highest professional standards of care. Arbor View Family Medicine has been providing care to the families of Lancaster and surrounding communities since 1997. They care for each patient with respect, compassion, and sensitivity.