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Click an item from the menu on the right to see the latest Health Tips from our Clinic's Corner, a service of the medical providers of the Van Horn Rural Health Clinic offering health information for everyone's better health and well being.
Diabetes is a serious illness in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that is needed to regulate sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. In addition to lowering a person's energy levels, if untreated, diabetes can lead to kidney damage, blindness, serious circulation problems and even result in death.
Almost 24 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Although it affects many people, the disease may be undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless.
There are certain risk factors associated with diabetes: obesity, lack of exercise and a family history.
If you have any questions, concerns or want to learn how to treat diabetes, make an appointment with the providers of Collingsworth Family Medicine Clinic call (806) 447-5311.