November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Early detection and treatment can decrease the risk of developing complications of diabetes. The following symptoms of diabetes are typical; however, some people with Type 2 diabetes have symptoms so mild that they go unnoticed.

Common symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Urinating often
  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Feeling very hungry—even though you are eating
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
  • Weight loss—even though you are eating more (Type 1)
  • Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (Type 2)

Think you are experiencing some of these symptoms?

Take the 60-Second Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test, offered by the American Diabetes Association, click here. If you believe you are at risk for developing diabetes, please visit your healthcare provider. To schedule an appointment with your El Centro provider, please call (713) 660-1880. Early detection is important.