Know Your Risk for Developing Diabetes

Am I at risk for developing diabetes?

You may be asking yourself this question, because diabetes affects millions of Americans. Although people of African-American, Latino and Native American descent — as well as seniors — are at a greater risk for developing diabetes, anyone can develop the disease.

Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, the body either does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin the body produces, not using the insulin properly. Millions of Americans live with diabetes and, unfortunately, many more go undiagnosed. Whether it's Type 1, Type 2, gestational or pre-diabetes, understanding your condition and getting the information you need to lead a healthy lifestyle is key.

If you have concerns about your risk for diabetes, here is an easy to use assessment to help you determine if you should be talking with your doctor. This complimentary Diabetes Risk Assessment takes about 15 minutes and only requires basic health information. Take the assessment now to quickly discover important information about your chance of developing diabetes, and learn what steps you can take to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Comprehensive Diabetes Care at Texas Health Resources

The Comprehensive Diabetes Care program at Texas Health Resources provides the information, care and services that people living with diabetes need, empowering them to improve their lives. A team of medical staff physicians, diabetes educators, registered nurses and registered dietitians assists patients in developing diabetes management skills to enhance their lifestyle.

Whether it's inpatient or outpatient care for diabetes, the experts in the Comprehensive Diabetes Care program are dedicated to helping patients control their disease, avoid complications and achieve optimum health while living with diabetes.

Diabetes Education Centers

Texas Health Resources offers eight outpatient diabetes education centers located throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The American Diabetes Association has recognized each center for Quality Self-Management Education*.

A team of diabetes educators, registered nurses and registered dietitians helps participants develop diabetes management skills to live a healthier life. The program includes curriculum offered both individually and as a group learning series. Consultations at the beginning and end of the series assess a patient’s specific needs and set personalized goals for incorporating program elements into daily life.

Services include:

  • Group and individual counseling for Type 1, Type 2, gestational or pre-diabetes
  • Instruction in blood sugar monitoring and managing medications
  • Personalized nutritional counseling to fit different tastes and lifestyles
  • Education on how to detect and prevent diabetes-related complications
  • Exercise, stress management and education
  • Monthly support group meetings for patients and their families

For more information or to inquire about an initial consultation, please call 1-800-804-3399.

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