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Diabetes

Also called: Adult onset diabetes, Non-insulin dependent diabetes, “Sugar”

 

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. With Type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. With Type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood.

 

Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause serious problems. It can damage your eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Diabetes can also cause heart disease, stroke and even the need to remove a limb. Pregnant women can also get diabetes, called gestational diabetes.

 

Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes may include fatigue, thirst, weight loss, blurred vision and frequent urination. Some people have no symptoms. A blood test can show if you have diabetes. Exercise, weight control and sticking to your meal plan can help control your diabetes. You should also monitor your glucose level and take medicine if prescribed.

 

Blood sugar goals:

 

 Time  For Diabetics
 Before Meals  Less than 120
 2 hours after meals  Less than 150
 A1C  6.5 or less

 

A1C Levels and Corresponding 3 Month Average Blood Sugar Levels

 

 A1C Level  6.0  7.0  8.0  9.0  10.0  11.0  12.0
 Average Blood Sugar  135  170  205 240 275  310  345

 

Diabetes (Medline Plus)

 

Diabetic diet

 

Carbohydrate counting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hunt Club Medical Care
3191 E. Semoran Blvd.
Apopka, Florida 32703


Phone: 407 788-6500 407 788-6500

Fax:  407 869-9440

 

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to closing for walk-ins.

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Tuesday 8 AM 6:30 PM 7 PM
Wednesday 8 AM 6:30 PM 7 PM
Thursday 8 AM 6:30 PM 7 PM
Friday 8 AM 5:30 PM 6 PM
Saturday 8 AM 3:30 PM 4 PM
Sunday 8 AM 3:30 PM 4 PM
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