Although diabetes is a common condition affecting nearly 26 million people in the United States, that does not mean that it isn’t a serious condition. If left untreated or not properly managed, diabetes can lead to other health complications including eye damage, hearing impairment, skin conditions, nerve damage, and damage to internal organs.
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is important that you stay on top of your health in order to keep it under control. Half the battle is becoming educated on the condition and knowing how to keep it in check.
What are the Symptoms of Diabetes?
If you have noticed that you are suffering from the following symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor and see if you should be tested for diabetes:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Blurred vision
- Increased hunger and thirst
- Frequent urination
- Frequent urine infections
- Dry mouth
How to Manage Diabetes
Consider the following ways you can decrease the effect diabetes has on your quality of life:
- Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fiber, vegetables, and fruits
- Regularly monitor your blood sugar
- Regularly exercise, such as walking for 30 minutes a day
- Practice ways to reduce stress in your life
- Take your medications, even when you feel good
- If you smoke, quit smoking
- Receive routine care from your primary care doctor
Talk to Your Primary Care Physician About Diabetes Treatment
If you have diabetes, it is important to visit your doctor regularly to monitor your condition and promote good health. At Primary Care Associates of Texas, we offer comprehensive disease management care to patients throughout North Texas from locations in Fort Worth, Flower Mound, Keller, Burleson, Colleyville, Fort Worth-Alliance, and Irving. Our team of primary care physicians is committed to ensuring that our patients receive personalized, caring, and attentive healthcare services.
We invite you to contact our Fort Worth primary care team today at (817) 725-7880
to schedule your first appointment.