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How do you know if you have diabetes?

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2020
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Millions of Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. This condition is a medical concern that needs prompt diagnosis and effective treatment to manage. Dr. Magdy Nasra and his team in Holmdel, NJ are committed to providing men and women with the solutions they need to manage their condition for life. With prompt treatment, many patients can avoid any serious complications that can stem from this and underlying medical issues.

What is diabetes?

Our board-certified provider describes diabetes as a medical condition that can arise when the body cannot process and convert certain foods into energy due to the inability to utilize a hormone called insulin. Insulin is what converts food into energy, and when this is unable to occur, it can result in a variety of diabetes-related problems. Some of the symptoms that can arise from diabetes include:

  • Dramatic changes in hunger and thirst
  • Frequent urination, regardless of water intake
  • Increased number of infections throughout the body
  • Reduced sensation in the hands and feet
  • Slow healing cuts, sores, and wounds
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea

If you experience any of the above symptoms, you may be dealing with diabetes and should visit your internal medicine doctor for an evaluation.

What increases my risk of developing diabetes?

Some of the risks of diabetes directly correlate with certain conditions or lifestyles that may increase one’s chance of developing this condition. Type 1 diabetes may develop in patients with a family history of Type 1 diabetes, certain environmental factors, and autoimmune deficiencies. For Type 2 diabetes, these same issues apply, including certain ages, ethnicities, and obesity. Any medical issues that cause intolerance to glucose may also increase one’s risk dramatically. With a proper diagnosis, our team can provide assistance in managing this condition and improving an individual’s quality of life.

Call our internal medicine provider, Dr. Magdy Nasra, to discuss your condition

If you are struggling to manage your diabetes, our team can help. Holmdel, NJ area patients can call the office at (732) 888-8255 to schedule an appointment at our facility, conveniently located in Suite #2C at 723 North Beers Street. We accept new and current patients and families into our practice for comprehensive care with a board-certified professional.

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