Serving the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire of Georgia and South Carolina.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and recently SouthCoast Health family medicine physician, Dr. Wesley Ensley appeared on WTOC's Morning Break to address this condition. He explained what diabetes is, the two different types of diabetes, who it affects the most in our community, and symptoms to look out for as a sign of diabetes.
Dr. Ensley shared that obesity and high alcohol consumption are the highest risk factors for developing diabetes. If you are showing signs of diabetes or have a diagnosis of it, partnering with your healthcare providers will help you live with this condition. However, it is not to be taken lightly. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death.
Whether you are looking for a primary care doctor or a pediatrician, or another medical specialist, SouthCoast Health has you covered with its wide range of world-class healthcare services, available throughout the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. SouthCoast Health has 120 physicians and medical professionals in 18 locations in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Pooler, Rincon, Baxley, Hilton Head, Hinesville, and Statesboro. SouthCoast Health offers comprehensive medical services including: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Allergy and Asthma, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Eye Care, Imaging, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Neurology, Physical Therapy, Podiatry, Sleep Medicine, Surgery, Clinical Trial Research Studies, Diabetic Self-Management Training Sessions, Dietetic Counseling, Laboratory Services, Massage Therapy, Optical Shop, Pharmacy, and Urgent Care.