Diabetic Testing in Louisville, KY
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What is Diabetes?
At Jarvis Family Medical Services and J Spa, we offer diabetes screenings for our Radcliff, Owensboro, and surrounding Kentucky, area patients. The seventh leading cause of death in the United States, diabetes, is when blood glucose levels are above normal — this can be increasingly common in older people or those who have a high-sugar diet. The foods most people consume turn into glucose — sugar — in the body, which then provides our bodies energy. Simultaneously, the pancreas creates insulin, which helps this glucose get into our cells. When a person has diabetes, however, their body may not be able to make enough insulin or can't use their insulin properly. Family nurse practitioner Karla Jarvis and her team can help test for, diagnose, and monitor diabetes. It's so important to take control of diabetes as early as possible, as this disease has the potential to cause heart disease, blindness, and even kidney failure. For more information on how we can help you diagnose and treat diabetes, schedule a consultation at our Louisville, KY office today.
What Can I Expect from Diabetes Screening?
Early detection of diabetes is a great way to reduce your risk of developing diabetes complications. That's why we are happy to be able to provide A1C, FPG (fasting plasma glucose), and OGT (oral glucose tolerance) tests. Whether you have or are diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, most types can be treated. There is no cure for type 1, however, it can be managed with medication, insulin injections, and more. A person can live with type 2 diabetes for their entire life as well, but it can be managed with medication, diet, weight loss, and more. Unlike type 1, type 2 diabetes can go away over time. Some common symptoms of diabetes include:
- Frequent urination
- Uncontrollable thirst
- Feeling hungry all the time
- Blurry vision
- Slow healing cuts or bruises
- Weight loss (type 1)
- Numbness or pain in the hands or feet (type 2)
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I'm so excited that I made the switch for me and my mother to have Karla Jarvis and associates as our new PCP. From the moment we walked in the office until the time we left, we felt confident in this decision. The staff made us feel so welcomed, the MA and APRN took the time to explain the whole process, and they addressed literally every concern we had. The better part is there was no rush for time. They also explained everything they were doing and why they were doing and I'm glad to have made this choice. Looking forward to improving mine and my mother's health through the hands of Jarvis Family and associates.
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Take Control of Diabetes
At Jarvis Family Medical Services and J Spa, family nurse practitioner Karla Jarvis and her team have experience diagnosing and treating diabetes, the seventh-largest cause of death in the United States. If you have a family history of diabetes or experience some of the symptoms of diabetes, we encourage you to make an appointment at our Louisville, KY office for diabetic testing. Together, we can help you control your diabetes so you can live a full life.