Patients living with diabetes should be able to get care whenever they need it. Sometimes their primary care physician just isn’t available, and other times the ER (emergency room) isn’t able to quickly take on patients with minor emergencies. This is when urgent care is amazingly effective. Diabetic patients will be able to get treatment for minor health situations right away, without the need for an appointment, and they can also get care on an ongoing, long-term basis too. If you believe you could benefit from this kind of care, then reach out to us here at Columbia Clinic Urgent Care for diabetes treatment in Clackamas, OR.
Could I or my family be at risk for diabetes?
Although researchers don’t entirely understand diabetes and its causes, they believe there are many possible factors involved. For type 1 diabetes, there are factors like family history, environmental factors (like exposure to a viral illness), damaging immune system cells in the body, and geography. With prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, researchers believe the factors are weight, inactivity, family history, age, race (people of certain races tend to be at greater risk), polycystic ovary syndrome, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, and abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Gestational diabetes is somewhat common for pregnant women, especially those who are older than 25, have a family history of type 2 diabetes, have a history of prediabetes, are overweight, or had gestational diabetes during a prior pregnancy.
If you believe you or a loved one could be at risk for any type of diabetes, then you should consider going to urgent care for testing and treatment. Urgent care is fully capable of helping patients diagnosed with diabetes too.
How can urgent care help with my diabetes?
There are many reasons to make an urgent care doctor a part of your healthcare team for treating your diabetes. Urgent care can help prevent long-term complications like cardiovascular disease, nerve damage, kidney damage, foot damage, and other conditions, even depression.
Prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes can be prevented and treated with the same kinds of lifestyle choices. It’s important to eat healthily, get physical activity, and lose excess weight, which can lower your risk of getting diabetes or having diabetes complications. Sometimes medications can help patients too, but this isn’t a substitute for a healthy lifestyle!
Many other services are available at urgent care for diabetic patients. You might benefit from blood sugar monitoring, insulin, and certain medications to help you control your symptoms. We’re fully capable of providing any of these services and more here at Columbia Clinic Urgent Care, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you think you could benefit from immediate, convenient access to these services from our urgent care clinic.
Do you provide diabetes treatment in Clackamas, OR?
Yes, we do! We have a clinic over at 9995 SE 82nd Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97086. You can come see us for testing for diabetes, long-term care, or treatment for minor symptoms. We’d be happy to see you, and we’re open for you Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm. No appointment is required, but you can make an appointment with us if you’d prefer to. You can also call us at (503) 966-5676.
We look forward to your visit with us soon here at Columbia Clinic Urgent Care!