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A Profile of Diabetes:  Z102.9's Ric Swann

Ric Swann, co-host of Z102.9's morning show, shares his encouraging story of managing type 2 diabetes with education provided by the Mercy Diabetes Center at Mercy and MercyCare Community Physicians. Hear his story firsthand.

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Diabetes Symptoms

Before being diagnosed, Ric indicated that he just "didn't feel right."  If you're not feeling well, or if you're experiencing some of these common signs and symptoms of diabetes, it's time to be checked by a physician.

  • Tired or sleepy a lot 
  • Frequent urination    
  • Blurred vision
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Excess thirst 
  • Hungry all the time
  • Wounds that won't heal
  • Numb or tingling hands or feet
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Frequent vaginal infections

Diabetes Risk Factors

Poor eating and exercise lifestyles can put anyone at risk.  Some common risk factors of type 2 diabetes include:

  • 45+ years of age
  • Family history of diabetes
  • Overweight
  • Low physical activity level
  • High blood pressure