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ARE YOU AT RISK?

A D i a b e t i c E du c a t o r t ha t c a n h e l p n av i g a t e t h e journey of prediabetes (elevated blood sugar

Medical Associates of Davie will be adding to it’s arsenal of excellent patient care a Diabetic Risk Screening Tool. The g o a l o f t h i s t o o l i s t o i de n t i f y m o di f i a b l e r i s k f a c t o rs t h a t c a n b e a d d r e s s e d a n d t h e r e by d e c r e a s e d b y l i f e s t y l e c h a n g e s a n d / o r m e d i c at i o n t h e r a p y . T h e t o o l w i l l be ad de d to t he c are alr e a dy rec e iv ed b y our pa t ie n t s b ase d o n th e i r r i s k f a c to r s f o r T y p e I I D i a b e t e s . Fo l l o w -u p c are based on the identified diabetic risk may i n c l u de t h e f o l l o w i n g s c r e e n i n g s :

t h a t i s n o t h i g h e n o u g h t o b e d i a gn o s e d a s

d iag nos is to t re atm e nt. P e rs onal an d m e d ic al m a n a g e m e n t o p t i o n s i n c l u de :

Nutritional Assessment

Diabetes Risk Assessment .

Nutritional Education

Lifestyle Modification

Cholesterol

Hypertension

Diabetes self-care education

Fasting plasma blood sugar

Diabetes support groups

Waist circumference

Body Mass Index

Skin Assessment

HOW

Delivering excellent patient care

T y p e I I D i a b e t e s ) a n d T y p e I I D i a b e t e s f ro m

According to the 2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 19.3 million Americans have diabetes. One third of that number was undiagnosed.

MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES RISK FACTORS AFFECT MY LIFE? CAN

I n c r e a s e d e n e r g y t o p e r f o rm a c t i v i ties of daily living

I n c r e a s e d p r o du c t i v i t y a t w o r k

I n c re a s e d h e a l t h outcomes

Medical Associates of Davie 485 Valley Road Mocksville, NC 27028 336-751-8000

This brochure is not intended to take the place of seeking appropriate medical attention. Seek your healthcare providers advice.


W H AT I S D I A B E T E S ? D i a b e t e s i s a c h r o n i c c o n di t i o n i n w h i c h t h e b o d y i s u na b l e t o m a k e i n s ul i n o r t h e i n s u l i n d o e s n o t w o r k p r o p e rl y . I ns u l i n i s a h o r m o n e t h a t i s r e s p o n s i b l e f o r c a r r y i ng g l u c o s e f r o m t h e b l o o d s t re a m i n t o t h e c e l l s o f t h e b o d y . W h e n t h e i n s u l i n i s n o t a v a i l ab l e o r d o e s n o t w o r k p r o p e rl y , t he g l u c o s e l e v e l i n c r e a s e s i n t he b l o o d s t r e am a n d t h e c e l l s do not receive the fuel required to perform the tasks of every day living. The effects of i n c r e a s e d b l o o d s u g a r (hy pe r g l y c e m i a ) o c c u r g r a du al l y a n d d a m a g e m a y b e p r e s e nt b e f o r e s y m p t o m s a r e n o t i c e d. T h e c o m p l i c a t i o n s c a n i n c l u de :

Coronary Artery Disease

Stroke

Hypertension

Kidney Disease

Blindness

Peripheral Artery Disease

Serious Infections

Neuropathy

Amputation

S I G N S A N D S Y M P TO M S O F D IABETES • • • • • • •

E x c e s s i v e t h i rs t E x c e s s i v e u ri n a t i o n Excessive hunger Blindness Irritability Fat i gu e Poor wound healing

General Population Survey provided by the American Diabetes Association

Take the risk assessment survey above to see if you should seek medical advice and be screened for Type II Diabetes.


Diabetic Screening