Diabetes Care Center Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Diabetes?
    Diabetes is a disease of altered blood sugar.  A person with diabetes may not make enough     insulin or the insulin in the body may not work as well as it should.  It causes the blood sugar     level to become out of balance.  Uncontrolled high blood sugar can cause other health problems     in the form of heart, kidney and nerve disease.  Low blood sugar is a medical emergency and can     potentially cause death if not treated.
  • What are some of the symptoms of Diabetes?
    • Thirst
    • Frequent urination
    • Dry skin
    • Blurred vision

      Can also include:
    • Hunger
    • Drowsiness
    • Decreased healing
  • How can I get an appointment with the Diabetes Care Center?
    Appointments are by physician referral only.  Ask your physician today if you may need diabetes     education and training to deal with your disease.  For further information call (256) 737-2025.
  • Tips & Hints for Controlling your Diabetes
    • Know your A1C number
    • Discuss specific dietary needs with your health care provider
    • Exercise regularly
    • Monitor your blood pressure and cholesterol