November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness MonthNovember is diabetes awareness month and around 37.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes by 2022 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Diabetes is considered a chronic disease where the body has a hard time processing sugar whether that be high or low blood sugar. 

 

Symptoms of high blood sugar (but not limited to):

  • Increased thirst
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Needing to urinate frequently

 

Symptoms of low blood sugar (but not limited to):

  • Fast heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Shaking
  • Nervousness or anxiety

 

Getting tested for type 1 diabetes (usually genetic) and type 2 (adult onset) can help you better understand if the type of diabetes is reversible or not. Usually type 2 is reversible with proper exercise and diet. 

At Kessmann Functional & Concierge Medicine Dr. Jessica Kessmann tailors nutrition plans for each patient. She understands that not everyone’s body can cater to a diet. Nutrition is important to her and she wants her patients to be comfortable with their custom-made nutrition plan. When someone has diabetes it can almost seem like every food is ‘off-limits’, however, there are ways to still eat what you enjoy in a healthy manner. If you are interested in a diabetes plan that does not involve medicine check out Dr. Kessmann’s clinic.

At Addison Internal Medicine, there are a variety of doctors that can help you better manage your diabetes with medicine and a lifestyle change. At this clinic they want their patients to know that they have doctors who care about their health and they understand about wanting to continue to live a normal life as much as possible.

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