What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to change sugar, starches and other foods into energy that is needed for daily life. Everyone 45 years or older should be screened for diabetes.
Possible Symptoms of Diabetes
With diabetes, you may:
- Feel very tired
- Have blurred vision
- Be very thirsty
- Urinate frequently
- Have cuts or infections that won't heal
- Have no symptoms
See your doctor for further testing.
What is "Target Diabetes"?
"Target Diabetes" is a self-management program offered at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. We use a team approach of nurses, pharmacists and dietitians to teach you new skills and increase your knowledge about diabetes so you can take control of your blood sugars and your life.
How to Enroll
- You must be a military beneficiary over the age of 18 years of age to attend the class
- No referral needed! Just call 288-8136, Population Health Center, to schedule for the class or to see an educator on an individual basis
page last modified on: 6/19/2013