Approximately 5 million of the 18 million people with diabetes in the U.S. do not know they have it. 56 Early detection and treatment of diabetes is an important step toward keeping people with diabetes healthy. It can help to reduce the risk of serious complications such as premature heart disease and stroke, blindness, limb amputations, and kidney failure.
Early diagnosis of diabetes and pre-diabetes is important so that patients can begin to manage the disease early and potentially prevent or delay the serious disease complications that can decrease quality of life. Please visit DOCCS Primary Care to receive your diabetes checkup as soon as possible.