Diabetes Awareness Month Q&A: Part 1

November 03, 2016

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. According to statistics, more than 29 million Americans in the United States have diabetes. Of those, more than 8 million may be undiagnosed and unaware of their condition.

Dr. K.K. Rajamani
Rochester Regional Health

Q: What is diabetes?

A: Diabetes is a chronic disease in which too little or no insulin is produced or insulin is produced but cannot be used normally resulting in high levels of sugar in the blood. Common symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Increased hunger
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Itchy skin

  • Wounds that do not heal 

Rochester Regional offers comprehensive diabetes and endocrinology services to help you on your journey to better health. For more information on Rochester Regional Health Diabetes and Endocrinology services available, visit our website.