Diabetes Management

Diabetes and You

Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital to your health because it’s an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It’s also your brain’s main source of fuel.

The underlying cause of diabetes varies by type. But, no matter what type of diabetes you have, it can lead to excess sugar in your blood. Too much sugar in your blood can lead to serious health problems.

Symptoms

Diabetes symptoms vary depending on how much your blood sugar is elevated. Some people, especially those with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, may sometimes not experience symptoms. In type 1 diabetes, symptoms tend to come on quickly and be more severe.

Some of the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are:

  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Presence of ketones in the urine (ketones are a byproduct of the breakdown of muscle and fat that happens when there’s not enough available insulin)
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing sores
  • Frequent infections, such as gums or skin infections and vaginal infections

OUR SERVICES

Family Medical Care Associates sees patients of all ages, from newborns to senior citizens.

We provide the following services:

Annual Exams

Biometric Screening

Chronic Care Mgmt

Dermatology

Medicare Wellness

NaPro

Pediatric Care

Sport Physicals

Vaccinations

Well Woman Exam

X-Ray Capabilities

Your Health Starts Here

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Family Medical Care Associates

205 NW R.D. Mize Road
Blue Springs, MO 64014

Phone: 816-228-1000

Fax: 816-463-6035