According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, approximately 30.3 million people living in the United States have diabetes. Are you one of them?

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville wants you to be aware of the early signs of diabetes so that you can seek medical attention as soon as possible for a treatment plan to get you back to living your life!

What Is the Main Cause of Diabetes?

Diabetes occurs when your blood sugar level (also known as blood glucose level) is too high. Why it occurs depends on whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, but both types involve elevated blood glucose.

If you have diabetes, you may experience a wide range of symptoms associated with too much glucose in your blood.

Signs of Diabetes

  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent urination
  • Headaches
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Urinary infections

What Is the Best Exercise for Diabetes?

If you are one of the many diagnosed with diabetes, exercise is one of the best ways to help manage your condition. And, if you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes, making lifestyle changes can even help you reverse the condition.

Whether you take up walking, jogging, dancing or even water aerobics, you want to do your best to find time for exercise most days of the week! There are also other lifestyle habits that can help you prevent diabetes—and manage your health if you’re diagnosed.

Ways to Prevent Diabetes

  • Limit your intake of added sugars.
  • Drink water frequently.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Watch portion sizes.
  • Make sure to get exercise most days.

Are you starting to experience some of the signs associated with diabetes? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Sevierville today for an evaluation and glucose test!