At Riverside, we know that a diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming. The good news is that you can control your diabetes and still lead a full life. If you have pre-diabetes, you can take steps to delay or prevent diabetes. Eating right, getting exercise and losing even a modest amount of weight can help you fight this disease. Advances in medications, also, can help keep your blood sugar under control. Riverside health care providers are prepared to support you every step of the way in making the necessary lifestyle changes for successful diabetes management.
The stakes are high
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Over the years, high blood glucose damages nerves and blood vessels, leading to complications such as:
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Nerve problems