Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause serious problems. It can damage your eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Diabetes can also cause heart disease, stroke and even the need to remove a limb. Pregnant women can also get diabetes, called gestational diabetes.
Blood tests can show if you have diabetes. One type of test, the A1C, can also check on how you are managing your diabetes. Exercise, weight control and sticking to your meal plan can help control your diabetes. You should also monitor your blood glucose level and take medicine if prescribed.The hospitals in our community offer diabetes education throughout the year. For information about opportunities for diabetes education near your home see:
Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic Diabetes Care Services
FF Thompson Hospital Diabetes and Nutrition Therapy Center
Finger Lakes Health Diabetes Education
Links and Resources
National Diabetes Education Program
American Diabetes Association