Diabetes is a serious disease affecting the body’s blood glucose levels.
If a person has Diabetes, their body cannot regulate healthy levels of glucose in the blood.
When we eat, the body uses the glucose and sugar in the food for energy. A hormone called Insulin which is produced by the pancreas, is pivotal in converting glucose from food to energy. If a person has Diabetes, their body is no longer producing insulin, leading to the glucose remaining in their blood.
The resulting high levels of glucose in the blood can lead to serious physical complications for the human body including:
- Heart attack
- Kidney disease
- Limb amputation
Mental illness can also develop in sufferers, experiencing depression and anxiety.
There are three types of diabetes; Type 1, Type 2 and gestational Diabetes that can affect anyone. Diabetes can be managed but it does involve strict and daily monitoring of the glycaemia levels or blood glucose levels, a move to a healthier lifestyle and exercise.
Not all sufferers of Diabetes experience the same symptoms, but some common ones Southport Metro Medical Centre come across are:
- Unquenchable thirst
- A need to urinate frequently
- Changes to vision
- Sudden weight loss
- Feeling more hungry than usual
- Tingling in hands and or feet
- Numbness in hands and or feet
- Dry skin
- Wounds that are slower to heal
Southport Metro Medical Centre offer medical support and stock a large range of products for patients suffering with Diabetes at our medical centre on the Gold Coast.
Our professional, experienced and compassionate GP’s are committed to providing quality care for all Diabetes patients, young or old.
If you think you may have symptoms of Diabetes, don’t delay and call our medical centre today on 1300 011 925, as early diagnosis will have the best outcome for your health.
Our caring GP’s will make sure you fully understand any Diabetes diagnosis, help you manage any symptoms and equip you to monitor your daily blood glucose levels.
If you have already been diagnosed with Diabetes and are seeking quality medical care, call our friendly team at our medical centre today on 1300 011 925 to book an appointment.