Friday, November 16, 2018

Important Diabetes Symptoms and Statistics You May Not Know

Diabetes now affects more than 100 million adults in the U.S., according to the CDC. Awareness is key to prevention. You may have diabetes and not even realize it until its too late and you have had a dramatic episode. Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you the symptoms of diabetes and inform you of some important diabetes statistics you may be unaware of. If you find yourself feeling any of these symptoms, call Central Ozarks Medical Center today.

Symptoms of Diabetes

Before we give the symptoms of diabetes, we must first distinguish a difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes, otherwise known as juvenile diabetes, can't produce insulin. People with type 2 diabetes aren't able to use insulin the right way, which can lead to an insulin deficiency.

Source: American Heart Association

Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms
  • Increased fatigue
  • Increased appetite
  • In certain cases, there are no symptoms
  • Fruity breath or odor
  • Blurred vision
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Increased urination

Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms
  • Weight loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased urination, especially at night
  • Sores that won't heal
  • In certain cases, no symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Increased appetite
  • Increased thirst
Important Diabetes Statistics

Source: Centers Disease Control and Prevention

Key findings from the National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014 (based on health data from 2012), include:
  • 208,000 people younger than 20 years have been diagnosed with diabetes (type 1 or type 2).
  • 86 million adults aged 20 years and older have prediabetes.
  • The percentage of U.S. adults with prediabetes is similar for non-Hispanic whites (35 percent), non-Hispanic blacks (39 percent), and Hispanics (38 percent).
  • Diabetes is a serious disease that can be managed through physical activity, diet, and appropriate use of insulin and oral medications to lower blood sugar levels. Another important part of diabetes management is reducing other cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and tobacco use.
  • 29 million people in the United States (9.3 percent) have diabetes.
  • 1.7 million people aged 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2012.
  • Non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native adults are about twice as likely to have diagnosed diabetes as non-Hispanic white adults.

Your Health Clinic at the Lake of the Ozarks

We hope you found these statistics and symptoms informative. Our mission is to increase access to comprehensive primary and preventative health care and to improve the health care status of underserved and vulnerable populations in Camden, Laclede, Miller, and Pulaski Counties. Our belief is that it is not just what we do here at Central Ozarks Medical Center, but how we do it that makes all the difference. For more information or to make an appointment at one of our health clinics, see below for the phone numbers and locations to call.

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573.765.5141 -- Richland
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