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Diabetes


Diabetes Health Partnership Mission:


Our mission is to identify the person at risk for developing diabetes and the patient with existing diabetes. We will provide health care and education personalized to each individual that will optimize management and control of diabetes. We will work with our patients as a team to help them achieve a balanced healthy diabetic lifestyle.

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use Insulin. In diabetes the blood glucose (sugar) level is above normal. The cause of diabetes is still unknown. However, both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play a role.

Risk Factors for diabetes include:


Over 40 years of age
Overweight
Family history of diabetes
High blood pressure
Elevated triglycerides or elevated LDL
Inactivity
Have had diabetes during pregnancy
Pre-diabetes

Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes are easily overlooked as they build up gradually. They may include:


Fatigue
Frequent infections
Frequent urination
Blurred eyesight
Dry, itchy skin
Numbness or tingling in hands or feet slow healing cuts or sores
Increased hunger
Increased thirst
Problems with sexual function

For more information please call Cascade Family Practice
208-382-4285