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American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month, and it’s a great reminder to get screened.

Millions of Americans don’t even know they have Type 2 diabetes. MILLIONS.

Complications from the disease include heart problems, nerve damage, eye damage, skin conditions, high blood pressure and stroke, and more.

How Do You Know When to Get Screened?

The symptoms can be misleading, but call your doctor if you experience:

  • Fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Extreme thirst
  • Excessive urination
  • Fuzzy brain
  • Skin discoloration
  • Frequent yeast infections (women)
  • Erectile dysfunction (men)

Even if you don’t have these symptoms, you may have prediabetes which, if detected and treated early, can prevent the onset of diabetes. Get screened if you are 45 years of age or older and any of the following apply to you:

  • Family history of diabetes
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • High blood pressure
  • Cholesterol problems
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (women)
  • History of vascular disease

How Does Screening Work?

Good news! It’s a simple blood test. Your doctor will either have you fast or drink a special sugary solution before drawing your blood.

Our friendly and experienced physicians are ready to help! Call 602-523-9312 to book an appointment or use the button to schedule an appointment online. 

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

Our Primary Care Providers:

Dr. Eduardo Alcantar MD
Dr John Jones DO
Dr. Anne Maiden DO, FAAP
William McGinnis FNP
Cleopatra Park PNP
Glendine Soiseth LCSW, BHP

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