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Concerning Signs That You May Have Diabetes

It’s important to be able to recognize the early warning signs of diabetes. 

Each year, approximately 1.5. million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes, a metabolic condition that affect blood sugar. While this chronic condition can have serious implications for your long-term health, the good news is that there are simple lifestyle changes that you can make right now to stay healthy. It’s time to schedule an appointment with our doctors in Cleburne and Lancaster, TX, if you experience any of these warning signs of type 2 diabetes,

  • Increased thirst and frequent urination
  • Excessive hunger
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurry vision
  • Itchy skin
  • Tingling in the hands and feet
  • Slow healing of cuts and injuries
  • Increased yeast infections

If you are experiencing the early warning signs of type 2 diabetes, it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians. Early diagnosis is key, as it allows us to start providing you with treatment as soon as possible to help you feel better. Furthermore, untreated or uncontrolled blood sugar can affect just about all systems and organs in the body, leading to serious complications, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Kidney disease or damage
  • Gastroparesis
  • Foot ulcers
  • Vision loss
  • Sexual dysfunction

Risk Factors for Diabetes

While there are certain risk factors such as genetics that you can’t change, there are a variety of risk factors that you can change. These risk factors include:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Having high blood pressure
  • Having high cholesterol
  • Leading a sedentary lifestyle
  • Poor diet

By regularly exercising, eating a balanced diet, and maintaining a healthy weight, you can reduce your risk for diabetes. If you aren’t entirely sure where to start, our doctors will be able to recommend some simple lifestyle modifications that you can immediately adopt that will improve your health and prevent diabetes. In fact, about 9 out of 10 cases of diabetes could have been avoided through simple lifestyle changes.

Whether you are experiencing symptoms of diabetes or you simply need to schedule an annual checkup, turn to our medical team here in Cleburne and Lancaster, TX. To book an appointment, please call Urgent Care TX at (682) 317-1500.

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