Diabetes affects millions of people. If you’re one of those millions with the disease, your long-term health depends on receiving top-quality care from physicians you can trust in a patient-centered, caring environment.
Hilton Head Regional Physician Network of primary care physicians are trained in diagnosing and treating diabetes. Don’t let diabetes ruin your health or take away your quality of life. Learn the symptoms, then take action.
Recognizing the symptoms of diabetes
Diabetes, or diabetes mellitus, causes high blood glucose (blood sugar) due to insufficient insulin production. It’s a long-term or chronic condition. The most common symptoms include:
- Frequent urination
- Unusual thirst
- Unusual weight gain or loss
- Cuts and bruises that don’t heal
- Numbness and tingling in hands and feet
Left undiagnosed or uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to eye, foot and skin complications, high blood pressure, stroke and many other serious health problems.