- As with many medical conditions, people are at-risk for Diabetes by virtue of their age, gender, family history, lifestyle and other factors. Based on inherited genes, we may already be predisposed to get Diabetes. As time goes by, poor diet & exercise, combined with smoking and other lifestyle habits increase the risk as well. Hence it makes sense to regularly get tested for blood sugar abnormalities after a certain age.
However, many people do not know if they are at-risk for or even already have Diabetes. Our service informs them about the risk factors, provides tips to watch for warning signs or symptoms, motivates them to get tested, and if abnormalities are present, to seek further medical attention.
If diagnosed, our service also assists people with performing the self-management activities prescribed by the doctor, in order to prevent or delay further progression of their Diabetes. The aim of our service is to help people better manage their Diabetes by sending timely day to day messages that inform, motivate and prompt them to take actions at the proper time.
- Self manage their Diabetes – wellness, prevention, medications, sugar self-testing, etc.
- Go for follow-up appointments for regular checkups, labs tests and monitoring
- Get BP, cholesterol, kidney and other periodic screenings based on medical guidelines
- Diligently follow physician's prescriptions for medications, treatments and lifestyle
If you (or a loved one) are over 35, have a family history of Diabetes, or have health issues like being overweight, consuming a high calorie or high fat diet, smoking, overusing alcohol, not exercising, experiencing high stress levels, etc., our Diabetes service may be for you.
If you have high BP or high cholesterol, you may also benefit from this service.
- Excessive thirst or dry mouth
- Increased appetite, even after eating
- Increased urination (sometimes as often as every hour)
- Unusual weight loss or gain
- Blurred vision
- In women, frequent vaginal infections
- In men and women, yeast infections
- Slow-healing sores or cuts
- Itching skin, especially in the groin or vaginal area
- Velvety dark skin changes of the neck, armpit and groin
- Numbness and tingling of the hands and feet
- Erectile dysfunction