Community Health & Wellness Institute

Type 2 diabetes

Know your risk to prevent a type 2 diabetes diagnosis

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that causes your blood sugar levels to be above normal. This is the most common type of diabetes affecting over 27 million Americans. If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes or feel that you may have symptoms for type 2 diabetes, let the experts at Novant Health help you get an accurate diagnosis and get you back to better health.

Symptoms for type 2 diabetes often develop slowly and can include:

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger (particularly after eating)
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Dry mouth
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches

At Novant Health, we can help you manage your condition by providing diabetes education and treatment options including:

  • Healthy eating
  • Regular exercise
  • Diabetes medication or insulin therapy
  • Blood sugar monitoring

If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or have questions regarding symptoms, contact your Novant Health provider to help determine if you have type 2 diabetes through blood sugar tests or contact a Novant Health diabetes service location near you for more information on treatments and diabetes management.