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Diabetes Risk Assessment

In the United States, diabetes is the #7 cause of death, and 25.8 million children and adults have diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are higher than normal due to the body’s inability to either produce or use insulin (a hormone that regulates blood glucose). 

There are three main types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 diabetes, which means the body does not produce insulin
  • Type 2 diabetes, which means the body is not using insulin well
  • Gestational diabetes, which is high blood sugar (diabetes) that begins or is first diagnosed during pregnancy

Diabetes can cause serious health complications — heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations — and early detection of diabetes can help prevent these complications.

Symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive thirst or hunger
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Slow-healing wounds or bruises
  • Unusual weight loss or weight gain
  • Numbness, pain, or tingling in extremities (hands and feet)

Early detection of diabetes and disease management is important for living a healthy life. Freeman Diabetes Education can help you learn to manage your diabetes with training provided by professional diabetes educators who are certified through National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators.

Learn your diabetes risk

The Freeman Diabetes Assessment, offered free of charge, can help you learn your eight-year risk of developing diabetes, whether you have a metabolic syndrome, risk factors associated with diabetes and steps to take to reduce your risk. The assessment takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete, and asks demographic questions and medical history questions.

After completing online assessment, you'll receive a free personalized report that outlines important information about your health. This report can be printed and downloaded. We encourage you to print your report and bring it to your next appointment with your physician.

Take the Freeman Diabetes Assessment today!

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