Diabetes affects the body’s ability to use blood sugar for energy. The main types include Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. Diabetes insipidus, a rare disorder, is not related to diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes).

Common symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Excessive thirst and appetite
  • Increased urination (sometimes as often as every hour)
  • Unusual weight loss or gain
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea, perhaps vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Vaginal infections
  • Yeast infections in both men and women
  • Dry mouth
  • Slow-healing sores or cuts
  • Itching skin, especially in the groin or vaginal area

Americare works with patients diagnosed with diabetes to help maintain their diets and properly manage their diabetic regimen.