Living with Diabetes
Diabetes is an illness that prevents your body from producing or using insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone found in your body that changes food into the energy that you use each day.
Diabetes can damage your eyes, feet, heart, and kidneys.
You are at risk for diabetes if you:
- Are overweight
- Are over age 45
- Have a close family member with diabetes
- Had a baby that weighs over 9 pounds, or had gestational diabetes during your pregnancy
HealthPoint Can Help You Live Well with Diabetes
Your care team of HealthPoint doctors, nutritionists, dentists, and behavioral health experts will support you to manage diabetes and care for your health.
Here’s what you can do to manage your diabetes: