Type 2 diabetes is a hormonal disorder that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. Your body either resists the effects of insulin, a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells, and/or doesn't produce enough of it to maintain a normal glucose level. At Green Pharmacy, we are committed to your good health by helping you manage the many facets of the condition.
Diabetes is often referred to as the “silent” disease because studies show that one in every four people may have had it for years and don’t even know it. Symptoms often develop slowly and may not be noticeable at first. But as it progresses, Type 2 diabetes symptoms can include being hungry and thirsty, feeling tired all the time, having blurry vision, and wounds that don’t heal easily.
Are you at risk? Topping the list of risk factors is excess weight, but other reasons can play a role, too, such as not getting enough exercise, having high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and having a family history of the disease. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to serious and even life-threatening complications, like blindness, organ damage and heart attack.
Your partner in care
The professionals at Green Pharmacy want the very best for you and your family. We’re here to help manage your diabetes medications, perform blood glucose monitoring, instruct you on proper insulin injection techniques, and give you tips on how to avoid low blood sugar. We also offer A1C testing, which gives a three-month average on how well you’re managing your diabetes. For more information on our pharmacy and the many services we provide, give us a call today.
By Green Pharmacy
January 28, 2020