Diabetes is a serious disease. Diabetes means your blood sugar (glucose) is too high. How do you know if you are at risk of having diabetes?
- Are you often thirsty, hungry, or tired?
- Do you urinate often?
- Do you have sores that heal slowly, tingling in your feet, or blurry eyesight?
Even without these signs, you could still have diabetes. If left untreated, diabetes can cause heart attack or stroke, blindness, kidney failure, or loss of feet or legs. But diabetes can be controlled. You can reduce or avoid these health problems by taking the first step. Find out if you are at high risk by taking the Diabetes at Risk Test:
If you think you are at risk of having diabetes, find a doctor at Loretto Hospital to assist you.