Winters discusses facts about diabetes
Did you know that about 27 million Americans live with diabetes? It can be caused by too little insulin, resistance to insulin or both. (Insulin is a hormone the pancreas produces to control blood sugar.)
Diabetes is a lifelong, chronic disease, and is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-injury lower-limb amputations and new onset of adult blindness in the United States.
Symptoms can include high blood sugar, weight loss, increased thirst and frequent urination.
“We work closely with other University of Louisville Physicians to create a large, multidisciplinary network to provide optimal care,” said Stephen Winters, M.D., chief of the U of L Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes. "We provide our patients with extensive educational tools and support on how to manage diabetes and prevent diabetes complications."