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Published: 03/15/2011

How Do You Know If You Have Diabetes?

diabetesHow do you know if you have diabetes? Some people have no symptoms of diabetes, while others may gradually experience them. St. Vincent's Medical Center wants you to recognize symptoms early on so you can take the vital steps in controlling the disease. Diabetes warning signs include:

• Constant thirst
• Fuzzy vision
• Nausea
• Sores that heal slowly
• Frequent infections and
• Increased urine volume and frequency

St. Vincent's Medical Center urges you to be aware of these warning signs and take control. We can help you.

ST VINCENT'S DIABETES SUPPORT

"Staying Healthy with Diabetes"
Free Monthy Diabetes Seminars -
Talk with dietitians/educators on topics including carb counting, fitness and stress. Co-sponsored by AnimasCorporation. Call for specific dates and times. 203-576-5482 or email us for more inforamtion.
Held at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bpt CT

"Journey For Control"
Free Monthly Diabetes Workshop/Support Group -
Get answers/ support from a diabetes expert on meal-planning, checking blood sugar, interpreting results and more. Co-sponsored by Merck. Call for date and time specifics. Registration requested. 1-877-532-4545
Held at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bpt CT

Diabetes affects 25.8 million people or 8.3% of the U.S. population. It is the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower- limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States.

Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke and is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. The good news is that you can prevent and better manager diabetes by exercising, eating a balanced diet, and getting the appropriate medical care.

For referral to a St. Vincent's physician, call the toll-free Care Line at 1-877-255-SVHS

For the treatment and management of diabetes, patients and their families can TRUST St. Vincent's.

Learn more:
Join us on March 30th 2011 for our 7th annual Diabetes Symposium here at St Vincent's Medical Center

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