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Diabetes Screening

Diabetes Screening

Diabetes Screening services offered in Cookeville, Gainesboro, Crossville and Sparta, TN

Diabetes screening is a preventive medicine tool that identifies diabetes in its earlier stages. Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC has offices in Cookeville, Gainesboro, Crossville, and Sparta, Tennessee, where their experienced team members offer diabetes screening to detect diabetes and prediabetes (where your blood sugar is high but hasn’t caused irreversible damage). The team can then help you make changes that improve your health and prescribe any medication you need. To arrange a diabetes screening, call Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC today or book an appointment online.

Diabetes Screening Q & A

Why would I need diabetes screening?

Anyone can benefit from diabetes screening because the disease causes few or no symptoms in its early stages. However, if you have any risk factors for diabetes, it’s even more critical to undergo routine screening. These risk factors include:

  • Excess body weight
  • A diet high in fat and sugar
  • Having had gestational diabetes during pregnancy
  • Exercising infrequently
  • Family history of diabetes

Type 1 diabetes usually affects younger people and often causes noticeable symptoms. It’s an autoimmune disorder where the immune system kills cells in your pancreas that make insulin. This hormone is vital for blood sugar regulation; without it, people can suffer potentially life-threatening complications.

The far more common Type 2 diabetes is due to insulin resistance, typically from excess body fat. While Type 1 diabetes isn’t preventable, Type 2 diabetes almost always is. Diabetes screening detects the earliest signs of insulin resistance, at which point the condition is fully reversible.

Why is diabetes screening so important?

Diabetes screening is vital to help you avoid the consequences of managing this chronic disease. Poorly managed or untreated Type 2 diabetes can cause various unpleasant, painful, and life-threatening problems. These complications range from kidney damage (nephropathy) and eye damage (retinopathy) to dementia and repeated bacterial and fungal infections.

Atherosclerosis (a build-up of cholesterol that coats the insides of your arteries with sticky plaque) is more common in people with diabetes. It can cause blockages in blood flow, leading to heart attacks and strokes.

High sugar levels in your blood can cause poor circulation in your feet and legs. As a result, wounds take longer to heal, and infections are harder to fight off. Another common diabetes complication is diabetic peripheral neuropathy — nerve damage due to excessive blood sugar.

Neuropathy can cause numbness in your feet. You might suffer an injury and not realize it, giving bacteria a chance to enter the wound. Poor circulation means the wound doesn’t heal, and the tissue starts breaking down. The result is a diabetic ulcer, an open sore that resists healing. Ulcers can develop into gangrene and lead to limb amputation.

What does diabetes screening involve?

The great thing about diabetes screening is that it’s so simple. You just need to provide a blood sample that your provider sends to Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC’s onsite lab for testing. If your blood sugar is too high, your provider can start you on a personalized treatment program.

To arrange your diabetes screening test, call Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC today or book an appointment online.

BENEFITS OF USING OUR PHARMACY IN COOKEVILLE

DELIVERY


With a valid prescription, we can deliver your medications directly to your door in Putnam County. Delivery requests can be made by calling in or downloading our mobile apps. We can deliver on the same day of your request if it is made by noon.

COUNSELING


We strive to ensure our patients have accurate medication instructions. You can feel free to ask a pharmacist when you pick up your medications or schedule an appointment with one at your earliest convenience.

VACCINES


In addition to flu shots, we also offer vaccinations for Pneumonia, Shingles, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), and Meningitis. We accept walk-ins, but we can also make an appointment for you if you’d prefer.

INSURANCE


We accept most insurances and assist Medicare customers in picking a plan that best meets their needs. Feel free to request a Medicare plan evaluation with our staff.

REFILLS


We’ve made prescription refills even more convenient. Just download our mobile app and request a delivery.

OUR EXPERIENCED PHARMACY TEAM


• Irina Arany, RPH
• Sabra Rinio, RPh
• Kacie Shipley, CPhT
• Dawn Waller, CPhT

PHARMACY HOURS


Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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COST EFFECTIVE

• Competitive cash prices
• Care Credit Accepted
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• Loyalty Program
• Free Vitamin Program
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• Pharmacy Loyalty Credit
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PRESCRIPTION CLUB

• Generic prescriptions available - varying monthly
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