Diabetes is a disorder that prevents the body from processing and utilizing glucose (sugar). This leads to the storage of glucose in the body which can cause organ damage. Symptoms include extreme thirst, unexpected weight loss, dry mouth, infections, blurred vision, or tingling in the extremities.
There are different types of diabetes but the two most common are Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease meaning the body attacks the insulin producing cells leading to the inability to process glucose. Type 2 is the most common and is where the body doesn’t produce enough or respond to insulin.
Treatment and management of diabetes is possible. If you have a family history of any type of diabetes or are experiencing symptoms, reach out. Schneck has providers who specialize in the treatment of diabetes that can help.