Referrals & Appointments
How to find us
An online risk-assessment will be available on this website in October that will enable you to assess your risk for diabetes. If the screening is positive, you will be eligible for free diabetes education and lab work. The lectures will be offered every other month at both Elmhurst and Edward locations.
Statistics about Diabetes released June 10, 2014 from the CDC and the ADA
29.1 million Americans (9.3%) have diabetes
Diagnosed: 21 million Americans
Undiagnosed: 8.1 million Americans
Pre-diabetes: 86 million Americans age 20 and older have pre-diabetes
WHO IS AT RISK?
|Check all that apply to you:
The more items you checked, the higher your risk for type 2 diabetes.
- I am over 40 years of age
- I am overweight
- I am not active. I exercise less than three times a week.
- I have a parent, brother or sister with diabetes
- My ethnic background is Asian American, African American, Hispanic/Latino, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander
- I gave birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
- I have a history of heart disease and/or high blood pressure
- I've been told that my blood sugars are slightly elevated
THE DIABETES WARNING SIGNS
Signs and symptoms of diabetes:
- Increased thirst
- Increased hunger
- Frequent urination, especially at night
- Blurred vision
- Unusual change in body weight (usually weight loss without trying)
- Infections and/or sores that will not heal
- Numbness or tingling in hands or feet
If you experience any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor. Tell your doctor if you have a family history of diabetes. Early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the chance of developing diabetes complications in the future.