For in person visits, we require all persons to wear face masks before entering the office.

Diabetes Screening Specialist

Sunshine Walk-In Clinic

Board Certified Family Physician located in Lake Mary, FL

Studies show that 23.1 million people in the United States are diagnosed with diabetes, but an estimated 30.3 million have it. Diabetes can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. If you suffer from diabetes, Sunshine Walk-In Clinic in Lake Mary, Florida, led by Anita Gupta, MD, performs diabetes screening to help increase your quality of life and your life expectancy. Schedule your diabetes screening by booking an appointment online, calling the office, or walking in today.

Diabetes Screening Q & A

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that’s one of the leading causes of death in the United States. It causes the sugar in your blood to stay too high because your body isn’t producing enough insulin or using it properly.

Insulin is a hormone in your body that helps push glucose from your blood to other cells in your body.

If you’re diabetic, you can be diagnosed with one of two main types. Type 1 diabetes means your body doesn’t produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes means your body doesn’t respond to insulin-like it should and may not make enough insulin.

Schedule a diabetes screening with Sunshine Walk-In Clinic to determine if you have diabetes. They provide treatments that can help your health get on the right track.

 

Why should I have a diabetes screening?

If you’re experiencing symptoms of diabetes, you should see your doctor right away for a diabetes screening. Symptoms may include:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Sweet-smelling breath
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of energy
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • High blood pressure
  • Eyesight issues
  • Excessive urination
  • Dry, cracked skin
  • Foot problems

 

If diabetes goes untreated, serious health conditions can develop, such as heart disease, kidney problems, and Alzheimer's disease. You can also experience permanent eye damage, nerve damage, and skin problems.

If you see your doctor and recognize diabetes in its early stages, the disease can be managed effectively. Sunshine Walk-In Clinic can diagnose you with a simple blood test and help you start a personalized treatment plan.

 

How is diabetes treated after a positive diabetes screening?

Your doctor at Sunshine Walk-In Clinic may recommend one or more diabetes treatments, including:

Lifestyle changes

Changing your lifestyle can reverse prediabetes, which is when your blood sugar levels are high but not high enough to be considered diabetes. Even though there’s no cure for type 2 diabetes, diet changes can help you attain normal blood sugar levels without medication. 

To stay ahead of diabetes, losing weight, exercising, eating healthy, reducing stress, not smoking, lowering your cholesterol, and managing your blood pressure can help ward off the disease. 

Insulin shots

When your body doesn’t make enough insulin, insulin injections help keep your blood sugar at a balanced level.

Oral medications

Your doctor may prescribe oral medication to treat your blood sugar. Sometimes this treatment is used in addition to insulin shots. 

If diabetes isn’t caught early, it could lead to serious complications. If you suspect you have diabetes, see your doctor as soon as possible for a diagnosis and to receive the right treatment for you.

To schedule a diabetes screening, call Sunshine Walk-In Clinic for an appointment or use the online booking tool. You can also walk into the office anytime.