What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is the condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of four bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use its own insulin as well asit should. This causes sugars to buildup in your blood. This is why many people refer to diabetes as “sugar”.
What are the symptoms of diabetes?
- Frequent urination
- Excessive thirst
- Unexplained weight loss
- Extreme hunger
- Sudden vision changes
- Tingling or numbness in hands or feet
- Feeling very tired must of the time
- Very dry skin
- Sores that are slow to heal
- More infections than usual
Care Connections At Home is here to help with your diabetic management!
We offer classes to give you the information and tools needed to control your diabetes. The topics are listed below. Give us a call today to schedule your first class.
Six Week Class Schedule
Class 1 -> Understanding Diabetes
Class 2 -> Risk Factors and Monitoring Your Body
Class 3 -> Importance of Physical Activity
Class 4 -> Health Management Through Nutrition
Class 5 -> Complications and Medications
Class 6 -> Stress and Coping Skills