Diabetes Management

Diabetes and You

Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital to your health because it’s an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It’s also your brain’s main source of fuel.

The underlying cause of diabetes varies by type. But, no matter what type of diabetes you have, it can lead to excess sugar in your blood. Too much sugar in your blood can lead to serious health problems.

Symptoms

Diabetes symptoms vary depending on how much your blood sugar is elevated. Some people, especially those with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, may sometimes not experience symptoms. In type 1 diabetes, symptoms tend to come on quickly and be more severe.

Some of the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are:

  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Presence of ketones in the urine (ketones are a byproduct of the breakdown of muscle and fat that happens when there’s not enough available insulin)
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing sores
  • Frequent infections, such as gums or skin infections and vaginal infections

OUR SERVICES

Our all-encompassing health care services ensure you receive the correct diagnosis and treatment for any condition. This includes providing our patients and families with primary care, and wellness exams.

Annual Exams

Diabetes

Hypertension

Minor Medical Procedures

Pediatrics

Women's Health & Wellness

Your Health Starts Here

Flexible appointments

We have four locations to serve you.

Same Day Appointments are Available. We also offer 24/7 chronic care management. 

Saint Mary's Primary Care Northwest

6255 Sharlands Ave, Reno, NV 89523

Phone:(775) 770-7580

Saint Mary's Primary Care Galena

18653 Wedge Parkway
Reno, NV 89511

Phone: (775) 770-3327

Saint Mary's Primary Care South Virginia

8040 South Virginia St.  Suite 4
Reno, NV 89511

Phone: (775) 770-7480