Diabetes is a lifelong illness that affects more than 20 million Americans. Diabetes is caused when there is a lack of insulin in the body, or the body cannot produce enough insulin, which results in abnormally high blood sugar levels. Symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Insatiable thirst, especially for water
  • Frequent urination
  • Foot pain
  • Burning sensation in the feet
  • Increased appetite
  • Rapid weight loss (in Type I Diabetes)
  • Mental fatigue (in Type I Diabetes)

Those who suspect they might have diabetes should seek urgent care immediately, as untreated diabetes can become dangerous, and put you at higher risk for a heart attack, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, blindness, and kidney failure.

Diabetes cannot be cured, but in can be controlled through regular insulin injections, and in the case of Type II diabetes, in conjunction with dietary treatment, medication, and exercise.

At Urgent Care LA, our doctors can diagnose both Type I and Type II Diabetes with blood tests and a physical examination. Doctors will discuss your lifestyle with you and tell you if any lifestyle changes, such as avoiding sugary foods, are necessary. They also may prescribe you with insulin injections, and show you how and when to use them.

This is not a substitute for a professional, on-site medical diagnosis. Visit your doctor or other healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis of your condition.