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Could You Have Diabetes? | AFC Urgent Care Baytown

DiabetesOur team at AFC Urgent Care Baytown wants you to understand just how common diabetes is. According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 29 million people living in the United States currently have diabetes. Therefore, chances are great that you or someone you know will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lifetime.

Common Symptoms of Diabetes

If you’re currently experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, visit our urgent care center for a blood sugar check to see whether diabetes is the cause.

Frequency of urination

If you find yourself running to the restroom at all hours of the day and night, then you may be experiencing your first sign of diabetes. In a person with diabetes, the kidneys have to work harder than normal to help process the extra sugar that is in your urine. As a result, you urinate more often.

Extreme Thirst

Because you are using the restroom more often, you are more apt to experience dehydration. Therefore, you may find that you thirst for more liquids to help combat the dehydration symptoms you are feeling, such as dry mouth and itchy skin. You may feel hungrier than usual, too.

Blurred Vision

Because the fluid levels in your body change when you have uncontrolled diabetes, the lenses in your eyes may cloud up, causing the eyes to change shape and lose focus. This leads to blurry vision.

Uncontrolled Weight Loss

Due to the fact that your body is not using insulin properly to process glucose, your body, instead, starts to use your fat and muscle for fuel. As a result, it’s vitally important to see a physician if you’re experiencing this symptom to discuss a treatment plan to help control this symptom and improve your overall health.

If you’re worried that you or a loved one are experiencing the symptoms of diabetes, visit AFC Urgent Care Baytown to talk to a physician about your symptoms, as well as to obtain blood work to check your glucose levels.