Ask the Doctor
Vamsee Amirneni, M.D., an internal medicine physician from Mercy Primary Care in Oberlin addresses your questions on diabetes. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Amirneni or a Mercy physician, please call 1-877-247-6161.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a lifelong disease in which sugar (glucose) levels are high.
What are some of the symptoms of diabetes?
Some of the symptoms of diabetes include fatigue, weight loss, excess thirst, increased urination and excess hunger.
What are some of the risk factors for diabetes?
Risk factors for diabetes include being over age 45, a family history of diabetes, being overweight or obese, lack of regular exercise or women who have had gestational diabetes.
What are the most important things to do to prevent diabetes?
The most important thing to do is make healthy diet and lifestyle choices. Keeping an ideal body weight and having an active lifestyle with regular physical exercise may help prevent diabetes.