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Diabetes Awareness

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Diabetes Awareness

Keeping your health on track

Diabetes is one of the fastest-growing diseases in the United States. But Lee Diabetes Care serves as an excellent resource for people with diabetes at any stage. We offer a complete program of treatment and consultation services through inpatient and outpatient care.

The underlying cause of diabetes varies by type. But no matter what type, diabetes can lead to excess sugar in your blood, which can ignite serious health problems.

The American Diabetes Association has recognized Lee Diabetes Care for quality patient education in accordance with the National Standards for Diabetes Patient Education Programs since 1989.

Signs and symptoms of diabetes

  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Tingling in toes or feet
  • Wounds seem to be very slow in healing
  • Extremely and chronically fatigued

Risk factors for developing diabetes

  • A parent or family member with diabetes
  • Women who have given birth to babies weighing more than 9 pounds or have a history of gestational diabetes
  • Overweight
  • Inactive lifestyle

Care Close to You

Lee Health has inpatient diabetes educators at all four of our hospitals to help if you admitted there. Our outpatient program is available at several locations throughout Lee County. We also offer telehealth education that you can participate in from your home.

At Lee Health, our physicians are trained to manage your diabetes or initially diagnose you. 

With our expertise and guidance, you can rest assured that you will get the best care in Southwest Florida.