Take control of your diabetes, don’t let your diabetes control you. The Diabetes Center, part of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), is accepting new patients and provides one-stop, comprehensive care for adults (18 years and older) with Type I, Type II, and gestational diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease. If not managed carefully, diabetes can lead to other health issues such as cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney disease, and infections that take longer to heal.
“We take time with each patient and educate them on diet, exercise, and the pathophysiology of their disease and their medicines,” said Dr. Thomas Grace, the primary Diabetes Center physician. Diagnosed with diabetes when he was 3 years old, is the reason Grace became a physician. “My own experience with the disease gives me a unique perspective and a passion for what I do,” he says.
Hancock County’s rate of obesity and diabetes is slightly above the national average. The most common symptoms of diabetes are fatigue, thirst, and frequent urination. A simple blood test through your family doctor can determine whether or not you are diabetic.
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