Diabetes Management

Diabetes and You

Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital to your health because it’s an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It’s also your brain’s main source of fuel.

The underlying cause of diabetes varies by type. But, no matter what type of diabetes you have, it can lead to excess sugar in your blood. Too much sugar in your blood can lead to serious health problems.

Symptoms

Diabetes symptoms vary depending on how much your blood sugar is elevated. Some people, especially those with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, may sometimes not experience symptoms. In type 1 diabetes, symptoms tend to come on quickly and be more severe.

Some of the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are:

  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Presence of ketones in the urine (ketones are a byproduct of the breakdown of muscle and fat that happens when there’s not enough available insulin)
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing sores
  • Frequent infections, such as gums or skin infections and vaginal infections

OUR SERVICES

Oak Grove Medical Clinic now has onsite, state of the art x-ray equipment.
View our list of Primary Services offered at Oak Grove Medical Clinic.

Annual Exams

Biometric Screening

Chronic Care Mgmt

Dermatology

Medicare Wellness

Pediatric Care

Sport Physicals

Vaccinations

Well Woman Exam

X-Ray Capabilities

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Oak Grove Medical Clinic

302 SE Salem St, Oak Grove, MO 64075

Phone: 816-690-6566