The Signs of Diabetes
Although there is currently no cure for diabetes, it is possible to prevent it. The first step is recognizing the symptoms. If you're experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, you should seek help from a medical professional:
- Excessive thirst
- Frequent urination
- Abnormal hunger
- Sudden weight loss
- Dry skin and frequent infections
- Slow-healing cuts or wounds
For more information about diabetes or to schedule an appointment, call the Methodist Physician Referral and Health Information line at 713-790-3333.
Diabetes Diagnosis and Treatment
Diabetes is a disease that affects the body's ability to produce or respond to insulin, a hormone that enables cells to absorb glucose and use it as energy. It is the fifth-deadliest disease in the United States. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, approximately 9.1 million, or 8.9 percent, of all women in the United States have diabetes. However, about a third of them don’t know it.
The Methodist Hospital is taking strides to increase awareness of this often-hidden disease. The Methodist Diabetes Education Program has been nationally recognized by the American Diabetes Association as being an effective means to actively prevent diabetes. Methodist uses state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat all forms of diabetes-related disorders to give you the normal, healthy life you deserve.
For more information about diabetes, call the Methodist Physician Referral and Health Information line at 713-790-3333.