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Diabetes services offered in Colton, Coachella, Moreno Valley, Hemet, Perris, Riverside, Indio, San Bernardino and San Jacinto, CA


About Diabetes

If you’re one of the 37.3 million Americans with diabetes, you can find the ongoing medical care you need at Apple Urgent Care. The experienced medical team offers bloodwork to diagnose diabetes. They also customize treatment plans using insulin, medications, and other strategies to regulate blood sugar levels and lower your risk for diabetes complications. Call the office, book an appointment online, or visit the Moreno Valley, Hemet, Colton, Perris, Indio, Coachella, San Bernardino, or Riverside, California, clinic today to schedule a diabetes consultation. 

Diabetes Q & A

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that develops when your body can’t convert sugar from your diet into the energy you need to function. Several types of diabetes affect children and adults, including:

Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that occurs when your pancreas doesn’t make insulin, the hormone that converts sugar into energy. Dysfunction in the pancreas results when your immune system mistakenly attacks the organ and disrupts insulin production.

Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body can’t make enough insulin to convert sugar into energy or doesn’t use available insulin properly. This condition typically results from obesity and poor lifestyle habits such as a high-sugar diet and a lack of exercise.


Prediabetes describes blood sugar levels that are high but not elevated enough to be considered Type 2 diabetes.

Apple Urgent Care offers comprehensive diabetes care for adults and children. The medical team customizes care plans to control blood sugar levels and prevent vision loss, nerve damage, and other diabetes complications.

How do I know I have diabetes?

The only way to confirm diabetes is to get routine blood screenings. Otherwise, you may not know you have diabetes until the disease progresses. As your blood sugar levels rise, you might experience symptoms like:

  • Increased hunger and thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Blurry vision
  • Slow-healing sores
  • Unintentional weight loss

Apple Urgent Care provides in-office blood tests to evaluate blood sugar levels and confirm diabetes. They also offer preventive screenings if you have a family history of diabetes, a sedentary lifestyle, or other risk factors for the disease.

How is diabetes treated?

The Apple Urgent Care team offers personalized treatment plans based on the type of diabetes you have.

People with Type 1 diabetes need daily insulin to regulate their blood sugar levels. The team can also teach you how to check your blood sugars at home and schedule in-office blood work to ensure your treatment is working.

If you have Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, the team may initially recommend weight loss, a healthy diet, and other lifestyle changes to lower your blood sugar naturally. When these strategies aren’t enough, you may need to take medications.

Call Apple Urgent Care, book an appointment online, or visit the office nearest you as a walk-in today for customized diabetes care.