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Diabetes is a form of metabolic disease wherein a person is unable to regulate the amount of their blood sugar due to the body’s insufficient production of insulin. The more common form of the disease (Type 2) is increasingly diagnosed in both children and adults and is sometimes connected to obesity, while the less common form (Type 1) is typically diagnosed in childhood. Importantly, some of those who have risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes may be able to delay or stave off the disease’s impacts indefinitely by adopting healthy lifestyle modifications with regard to diet, exercise and weight loss.

At Temple Terrace Primary Care, our doctors help patients with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes to understand their disease and effectively manage it while leading full and productive lives. And as preventive medicine experts, they can help children and young adults to adopt healthy habits that may lessen their likelihood of becoming overweight and developing diabetes over the long run.

If you reside in the Tampa Bay metro area and are experiencing symptoms such as those below or have a confirmed diagnosis of diabetes, you can rely on the medical team at Temple Terrace Primary Care to help you successfully manage your disease while maintaining an active lifestyle. To request an appointment, call us at 813.971.3136 or fill out our online appointment request form here.

Symptoms and Indicators of Diabetes

  • Slow-healing wounds, especially on the feet
  • Frequent urination
  • Being very thirsty or hungry multiple times per day
  • Chronically tired
  • Numbness or tingling in arms/hands/legs/feet
  • Impaired eyesight
  • Weight loss or gain

Potential Causes and Risk Factors

  • Pancreatic disorder
  • Family history
  • Infection
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Being overweight
  • Pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

Treatments

  • Dietary changes
  • Exercising
  • Losing weight
  • Insulin injections
  • Medications