In the United States, nearly 26 million people have diabetes, and 7 million don’t even know it. People with diabetes can feel terrible—tired, thirsty, urinating all the time, and even have blurred vision. These are the immediate complications of high blood sugar levels, and can be treated immediately. But the long-term complications are even more frightening, possibly affecting the eyes, nerves, kidneys, and large blood vessels.
The important news is that both the immediate and the long term complications of diabetes can be completely avoided, or managed successfully. People with diabetes can live long, healthy lives. But they have to know how.
Learning as much as possible about diabetes and its treatments can help people keep their blood glucose levels under control and avoid the complications.
Learn more about The Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center here on our web site, and learn what information and resources are available to you here and elsewhere.
The Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center treats patients in all stages of diabetes -- from the newly diagnosed to those who have lived with diabetes for much of their lives. The Diabetes Center offers classes to help you learn how to best manage diabetes, provides nutritional instruction, and offers personalized recommendations for achieving and maintaining control of your diabetes.
To register for classes or for more information, please call the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center at (410) 955-7139.
Here’s to a long, healthy life, diabetes or not!