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Check Your Health For Diabetes Awareness

Posted on: June 15, 2018

Contributor(s): Cullen Quigley

 

Every year, thousands of people join more than 29 million Americans with diabetes according to the CDC. When November arrives, Primary Health Solutions continues to spread awareness on how to diagnose diabetes symptoms and begin steps for prevention or lifestyle changes.

 

Two types separate diabetes: Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. For Type 1, the body is unable to produce an important hormone called insulin used by your body to absorb glucose (sugar) to create energy. This type is usually diagnosed among children and young adults.

 

On the other hand, Type 2 diabetes can be diagnosed at any time among any age due to your body’s ability to use insulin properly. Though the pancreas can create too much insulin in beginning stages, eventually the body will struggle to produce enough insulin leading to insulin resistance. However, it is hopeful among some scientists that Type 2 is reversible through exercise and healthy diet.

 

Without proper diagnosis of diabetes, health complications can include neuropathy, skin conditions, hearing impairments, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. It is essential to take full initiative when diagnosed with either type of the disease as people can live long and healthy lives if the proper measures are taken.

 

At Primary Health Solutions, diabetes can be easily identified during yearly wellness check-ups with your primary care provider. Our providers are fully equipped to help ensure that you can be placed on proper insulin medication, diabetes equipment, and dietary plans to get a handle on your health.

 

One other unique feature Primary Health Solutions provides is access to wonderful dieticians that can work exclusively with patients diagnosed with diabetes. Not only will the patient be given education on the right foods for their new diet, but also a plan to reduce symptoms and complications.

 

Check out our video on one of Primary Health Solutions’ employees, Tonya Johnson, who shares her journey of living with diabetes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXwia8wdH3o

 

Primary Health Solutions continues to strive in providing patient-centered services through our medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health services.

 

Type 1: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-1/?loc=db-slabnav

 

Type 2: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/?loc=util-header_type2