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Diabetes & COVID-19

November is National Diabetes Month

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects more than 30 million Americans, and increases your risk for serious health complications, including blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and stroke.

We can help! Our medical teams understand diabetes and chronic disease management. We know that patients have anxiety and stress about COVID-19 – we can help them take charge of their health and take action to protect themselves. We offer COVID-19 testing at multiple locations.

One of the ways we can do this is to help patients learn their A1c number. The A1c screening measures the level of glucose in your blood by capturing the amount of glycated hemoglobin in your body – in other words, it tells you whether you have diabetes or not. An A1c number below 5.7 is considered normal while a number between 5.7 and 6.4 signals prediabetes. A 6.5 or over number correlates to a diagnosis of diabetes.
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We know that people with diabetes face a higher
chance of experiencing serious complications from COVID-19.

A diabetes diagnosis can feel like not just a threat to health, it can also seem like a threat to a person’s way of life.

Managing diabetes means making changes to your day-to-day routine. Added responsibilities like tracking blood glucose and insulin can be hard to remember at first, doctors’ appointments can cause time away from work, and the costs of appropriate care may be burdensome. These changes can be emotionally draining, and you might start to notice that you are feeling a bit off or have very little energy left to carry out important tasks to managing your condition. It is important to recognize that diabetes may affect your mental health and vice versa.

People living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Rates of depression across the lifespan are 2 times greater for people with diabetes than in the general population.

The fear of blood sugar fluctuations can be very stressful. Changes in blood sugar can cause rapid changes in mood and other mental symptoms such as fatigue, trouble thinking clearly, and anxiety.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.

Take the free quiz available from the American Diabetes Association and see if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes. If you are, now is the time to take action!

Healthy habits to combat diabetes include adopting a healthy diet, exercising, and getting regular medical checkups to monitor risk. National Diabetes Month is an opportunity and an important reminder to prioritize your well-being and to make regular medical checkups part of your routine.

Through lifestyle and behavior modifications and/or medication, diabetes can be prevented or managed…but it starts with knowing your A1c number.

Schedule an appointment today with a primary care provider at the Terros Health location closest to you and learn more!

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Phoenix, AZ 85017
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Glendale, AZ 85302
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Phoenix, AZ 85008
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1111 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ 85204
(602) 302-7900
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Your contribution will help in transforming the health
and well-being of families throughout Arizona.

Terros health is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is also a Qualifying Charitable Organization code 20295.

Schedule an appointment today with a primary care provider at the Terros Health location closest to you and learn more!

Terros Health
27th Avenue Health Center
3864 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 797-7000
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
Olive Health Center
6153 W Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
(602) 389-3560
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
McDowell Health Center
4909 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 302-7770
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
Stapley Health Center
1111 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ 85204
(602) 302-7900
Need driving directions?

Donate to Terros Health

Your contribution will help in transforming the health and well-being of families throughout Arizona.

Terros health is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization and is also a Qualifying Charitable Organization
code 20295