How do I know if I have diabetes?
Many people have minimal symptoms or none at all. Only a doctor’s test can give you an accurate diagnosis.
What is Type 1 diabetes?
Type 1 Diabetes occurs when the pancreas makes little or no insulin. It is diagnosed most frequently in children and young adults, but can occur at any age.
What are the warning signs of Type 1 diabetes?
Frequent urination, abnormal thirst, excessive hunger, rapid weight loss, irritability, weakness and fatigue, nausea and vomiting.
What is Type 2 diabetes?
Type 2 Diabetes occurs when the pancreas cannot make the amount of insulin the body requires. In addition, the patient is less sensitive to the effects of insulin. While it is most commonly diagnosed after the age of 40, Type 2 Diabetes is now being reported at younger ages, including teens and adolescents.
What are the warning signs of Type 2 diabetes?
Drowsiness, itching, family history of diabetes, blurred vision, excessive weight, tingling or numbness in feet, skin infection and slow healing.
What should I do if I’m experiencing diabetes symptoms?
If you experience any of these symptoms, it's important to see your doctor.
Are The Center for Diabetes programs covered by insurance?
As an American Diabetes Association (ADA) recognized hospital-based outpatient diabetes education program, the Center for Diabetes accepts most major insurance plans. Many class registration fees are also covered by insurance.