Diabetes Services

Diabetes Services 

Northeast Health Diabetes Center (518) 447-3500

An estimated 24 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and nearly one-third of them are unaware that they have it.

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body doesn't make enough insulin, or doesn't use it properly. Left uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to blindness, heart attack, amputation or kidney disease.

The Link Between Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke

Diabetes increases your risk of heart attack or stroke. Your risk is further compounded if you have any of these additional factors:

  • High blood pressure
  • Abnormal blood fat (cholesterol)
  • Obesity
  • Protein in the urine
  • Insulin resistance
     

Studies show that up to 60 percent of adults with diabetes have high blood pressure and abnormal cholesterol levels. While the management of blood glucose levels is the cornerstone of diabetes care, managing blood pressure and cholesterol is also key to reducing the risk for heart disease and stroke.

Northeast Health offers a comprehensive array of diabetes-related services to help people with diabetes improve their life, including self-management programs through Northeast Health Diabetes Center, cardiac and stroke services and up-to-the-minute treatment for hard-to-heal wounds.

 

 

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