Neighbors Emergency Center is the Place of Choice for Athletic Injuries
According to the 2011 Diabetes Fact Sheet from the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States - or 8.3 percent of the American population - have diabetes; 18.8 million are diagnosed, 7 million are undiagnosed, and 79 million are in the prediabetes stage. The numbers are quite staggering, and the doctors at Neighbors Emergency Center (NEC) would like to help everyone become more aware of the disease, especially in November, World Diabetes Month.
"With the holiday season coming soon, the temptation to indulge in sweets and poor eating habits will be hard to resist," said Myra Graves, director of operations for NEC.
Many are aware that diabetics take insulin shots, but not many know what it is. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas which, among other things, enables certain cells to take up glucose from the blood in order for the body to convert the sugar into energy.
Type I Diabetes, the less common type, is when the body does not produce insulin, hence the rise in blood sugar level. This is an autoimmune disease, and its onset can neither be predicted nor prevented.
Type II Diabetes, on the other hand, is when the body still produces the hormone but there is insulin resistance in the body's cells. There could be a genetic factor that leads to the disease, but most people who are diagnosed with Type II are overweight - primarily because excess fat makes it more difficult for the body to respond to insulin.
Many people who have Type II exhibit no obvious symptoms, thus the difficulty in detecting the disease. However, people can lessen their chance of getting Type II by eating healthy foods that are low in fat and sugar, and staying active.
Unattended, diabetes can lead to many complications, including heart disease, kidney damage, high blood pressure and more. In case of a diabetic emergency, Neighbors Emergency Center is always ready to provide assistance.
Patients may visit Neighbors Emergency Centers in Baytown at 6051 Garth Road, Suite 100 (832-695-2020); Bellaire at 6030 S. Rice Avenue, Suite C, Houston (713-669-9900); Grand Parkway at 7830 W. Grand Parkway South Richmond (281-238-7897); and Kingwood at 1120 Kingwood Dr. (281-358-8488). Online, NEC is at nec24.com.
About Neighbors Emergency Center
Neighbors Emergency Center (NEC) has redefined the emergency room experience by providing individuals and families with immediate high-quality medical treatment from board-certified and highly qualified emergency physicians in an environment that is attractive, soothing and comfortable. Its private treatment rooms are equipped with high-definition TVs, modern decor and a comfortable waiting area, and NEC has peaceful pediatric treatment rooms and other conveniences. The facility believes that the best medical care begins with patient-centered efforts and is therefore dedicated to providing quality, compassionate and prompt medical care on a concierge level.
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