Diabetes Awareness Month! Check Your Blood Sugar at TFC!
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and November 14th is World Diabetes Day! At our practice, we are in the business of raising awareness about the importance of proper foot care for people affected by diabetes. In the United States, a new case of diabetes is diagnosed every 30 seconds, and the disease kills one American every three minutes. Living with diabetes is no laughing matter, but with a supportive team of health care providers, you can live with the disease for many years.
The key to managing diabetes is early detection. Early diagnosis prevents complications that arise from diabetes, including conditions that affect the feet. Because of diabetic neuropathy, a common foot problem, such as calluses or blisters, can ulcerate and lead to serious infection. These conditions become less likely if you are able to successfully control your blood glucose level.
Triad Foot Center, in partnership with UNCG’s School of Nursing and the Cone Health Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center, will be offering free blood sugar checks at our Greensboro location on Tuesday, November 13th and Friday, November 16th. If you aren’t sure if you have diabetes, we welcome you to join us to receive your free blood sugar check.
Where: Triad Foot Center in Greensboro
2706 Jude Street
When: Tuesday, November 13th, from 1pm-4pm
Friday, November 16th, from 8:30am-noon
The American Diabetes Association lists these symptoms as possible signs of diabetes:
Type 1 Diabetes:
• Frequent urination
• Unusual thirst
• Extreme hunger
• Unusual weight loss
• Extreme fatigue and Irritability
Type 2 Diabetes:
• Any of the type 1 symptoms
• Frequent infections
• Blurred vision
• Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
• Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
• Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections
• Some people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms!
We hope to see you for your free blood sugar check! Questions? Call our office at 336.375.6990!
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