Over 21 million Americans have diabetes. Diabetes means that a person’s blood glucose (often called blood sugar) is too high. The body needs glucose for energy, but too much glucose in the blood is not healthy. Controlling the blood sugar is an important part of diabetes treatment. It helps prevent medical complications in eyes, kidneys, and nerves. It also reduces the risk for heart disease.
What You Can Do
If you think you are at risk for diabetes, or you have diabetes and need help managing it, make an appointment at The Austin Diagnostic Clinic with a family practice doctor to check your blood sugar. Let us help you manage your health.
Patients seen by doctors of The Austin Diagnostic Clinic beat the national average when it comes to goals set by the American Diabetes Association for blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol control.
Controlled Blood Sugar - Percentage of patients aged 18 through 75 years with diabetes mellitus who had most recent documented hemoglobin A1c less than 9.0%
Controlled Cholesterol - Percentage of patients aged 18 through 75 years with diabetes mellitus who had most recent documented LDL level in control (less than 100 mg/dl)
Controlled Blood Pressure - Percentage of patients aged 18 through 75 years with diabetes mellitus who had most recent blood pressure in control (less than 130/80 mmHg)