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Symptoms and Diagnosis of Diabetes

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Are you concerned about your risk for developing diabetes? If so, having an awareness of common symptoms is a good way to stay in control. Have you been experiencing: Diabetes testing
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive thirst or hunger
  • Weight loss in spite of increased hunger
  • Vision changes
  • Frequent infections
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
If you have noticed one or more of these symptoms, let your primary care doctor know so that additional steps can be taken.

Testing for Diabetes

Once you have spoken to your doctor, he or she may recommend diabetes testing. One example includes glucose screening, which is used to check the level of glucose sugar in your blood. A high amount of this sugar type could indicate diabetes and lead to further testing, such as:
  • Urinalysis showing glucose and ketone bodies in the urine
  • Glucose tolerance test
  • Glycosylated hemoglobin level
If a diabetes diagnosis is confirmed, our team at Hunt Regional’s Diabetes Self-Management Center will be ready and waiting to help. To learn more about our diabetes care and education programs, call us at 903-408-5130.