Put the Brakes on Diabetes Complications

November is National Diabetes Month. Healthy habits to combat diabetes include adopting a healthy diet, exercising, and visiting your doctor to measure your blood sugar. Of course, with the holiday season upon us, it is more difficult to resist sweets and those high-fat foods we all love. Remember though, moderation is key.

Instead of denying yourself a few good bites this season, why not increase your physical activity? Also, if you have not been to the doctor yet this year, why not schedule that visit and find out your 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.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.

Take the quiz!
and see if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes. If you are, talk to your doctor and act now!

Why should you act now?

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects more than 30 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and increases your risk for serious health complications, including blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and stroke. Follow this link to learn more about the connection between diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

The good news?

Through lifestyle and behavior modifications and/or medication, diabetes can be prevented and/or managed…but it starts with knowing whether you have diabetes or not.

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
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Olive Health Center
6153 W Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
(602) 389-3560
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McDowell Health Center
4909 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 302-7860
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Stapley Health Center
1111 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ 85204
(602) 302-7900
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