Uncontrolled Diabetes

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes affects one in ten people worldwide. Understanding the condition is the first step to preventing and managing it. Whether you live with diabetes or care for someone with diabetes, learn about signs, symptoms and when to seek medical treatment.

Signs and Symptoms of diabetes

  • Sweating, chills, and clamminess
  • Shakiness and confusion
  • Rapid/fast heartbeat
  • Hunger and nausea
  • Headaches
  • Urinating often
  • Dry mouth and itchy skin

What is a blood sugar crisis?

There are two tell-tale crises that can happen when blood sugar levels get too low, and too high. When blood sugar levels get too low, the following can happen, and is commonly known as hypoglycemia.

  • Shaky
  • Nervous or anxious
  • Sweaty, chilly, or clammy
  • Cranky or impatient
  • Confused
  • Lightheaded or dizzy
  • Hungry
  • Sleepy
  • Weak
  • Tingly or numb in your lips, tongue, or cheeks

When blood sugar levels get too high, it is known as hyperglycemia. Symptoms include:

  • Heavy thirst
  • Blurry vision
  • Peeing a lot
  • More hunger
  • Numb or tingling feet
  • Fatigue
  • Sugar in your urine
  • Weight loss
  • Vaginal and skin infections
  • Slow-healing cuts and sores
  • Blood glucose over 180 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl)

Treatment for diabetes

Treatment for diabetes can include medications, surgery, and/or lifestyle changes.

Seeking Care and What to Expect

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of uncontrolled diabetes or diabetic crisis; Seek medical attention immediately. When you visit the iCare, our team of exceptional and experienced physicians will immediately assess your situation, employ life saving intervention as needed and provide a physical examination.Β  Your care team may perform laboratory testing from our on-site lab. Once you are diagnosed, a treatment plan will be provided based on severity of your condition and symptoms. In the event that a patient requires hospitalization or other procedures that we do not offer at iCare, we are able to transfer them to a hospital for admission.

 

Sources: Mayo Clinic

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