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Diabetes

If you suffer from diabetes then you may experience excessive thirst, weight loss, frequent urination, blurry vision, fatigue, and hunger. Keeping your blood sugar in check will be important in the treatment of your disease as will working with your diabetes health care team. At Sonoma County St. Joseph Health you will be guaranteed both of these things. While there is no cure for diabetes, there are plenty of treatment options, including medicines, exercise and diet.

Diabetes can lead to other serious problems as well, including diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma, diabetic ketoacidosis, blindness, sores and infections in the feet, heart attack, stroke, nerve damage, and kidney damage. For these reasons, it is extremely important that your doctor test your blood sugar. In this way complications can be avoided and prediabetes can be turned around.

If you or your child suffer from diabetes then take advantage of the articles we have provided (on the left) to learn more about how you can actively work to keep the illness at bay.