Living with a chronic illness like diabetes can be a serious challenge. Worse still, developing the disease and being unaware of it can prove debilitating when serious complications arise. Due to the massive obesity epidemic, diabetes has grown into a huge problem over the years. If you suspect you have diabetes, our team at Compassion Medical Wellness Centre can help. We can provide you with a diagnosis as well as supportive services for both you and your family. Contact our Edmonton office today to explore our treatment options.

What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition in which the pancreas is not effectively regulating your insulin levels. Insulin is necessary for effectively storing and utilizing the sugar and fat in the food you eat. This dysregulation comes in two forms, Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition that develops in childhood and is treated with insulin injections. Type 2 is more common and arises in people who are obese. Type does not require insulin injections, but it can cause serious health complications and increase the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke.

How Do I Know if I Have Diabetes?

Symptoms of diabetes can be relatively mild. They can include dry mouth, itchy skin, blurred vision, frequent urination, and thirst. The only way to know for sure if you have this disease is to take a blood test. This and other medical tests can be provided as part of your checkup here at Compassion Medical Wellness Centre. If it turns out that you have the disease, we can work together to explore management options.

Services at Compassion Medical Wellness Centre

Here at our Edmonton office, we provide counseling services for patients, their families, and their caregivers. We also offer comprehensive medical services including chronic disease management and palliative care. Our goal is to minimize the effect that diabetes has on your life. Doing so will not cure the disease, but it will help you maintain a comfortable lifestyle as you manage your symptoms.

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Diabetes Management Services in Edmonton, Alberta

If you have been diagnosed or think you may have diabetes, we urge you to get in touch with our office today. At Compassion Medical Wellness Centre, we provide comprehensive support and management services to those struggling with chronic diseases. Get in touch by calling (780) 760-8309.