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Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious disease that affects several million people every year. In fact, 1.5 million new diabetes cases are diagnosed each year - this number is expected to triple by 2050.

Diabetes is not a condition to take lightly. As of 2016, it remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Take a look at a few of these early warning signs:

If you are diagnosed with diabetes, it will be within one of the three types listed below:

Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not produce insulin. The body breaks down carbohydrates from your foods or drinks into blood glucose (sugar). Insulin is a hormone that allows your body to use glucose from your bloodstream for energy.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and develops when your body is insulin resistant or is not able to use insulin properly.

Gestational diabetes affects 9.2% of pregnant women and occurs when a pregnant woman who has never had diabetes has high blood glucose levels during pregnancy.

If you have any reason to suspect you could be developing or already have diabetes, act quickly. Early detection and treatment can decrease your risk of developing health complications like those listed below:

Thousands of SIHF Healthcare patients are successfully controlling their A1C levels; are you? Act now by scheduling a visit with one of our local SIHF Healthcare professionals. Our providers create personalized action plans to help you manage and/or lower your risk for diabetes.

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