If you have been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, Dr. Layne Hermansen can work with you to maintain a healthy lifestyle. For those who are unsure if they have diabetes, we encourage you to come see us here at My Family Doctor for a general physical with lab work to check your A1C and other glucose levels. After our doctor and team have looked over and shown your lab results, they will discuss the next steps on what you can do to manage your blood sugar levels.

Symptoms and Causes of Diabetes:

The most common symptoms for type 1 and type 2 diabetes include:

  • Fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Slow healing process after a cut or sore
  • Increased thirst and hunger
  • Urinating more frequently through the day and night
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Numbing sensations in your hands or feet

The major difference between the two types is people who live with type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin, whereas those with type 2 do not make enough insulin to help promote a healthy metabolic process as a result of obesity, poor nutrition or genetics. Many people with type 2 may not even experience any symptoms, which is why it is important to check with a primary doctor before complications arise.

If you need help managing your diabetes or would like to seek an official diagnosis, please call 801-542-7111 to schedule an appointment with our family doctor for diabetes treatment in Draper, Utah.

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