Did You Know Taking Certain Medications Can Raise Your Risk of Diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious health issue and early detection is vital. If you’re taking medicine for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, talk to your health care provider. If you are at risk, you may need a simple test to check your blood glucose levels.

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KATIE THIERRY: Did you know that taking certain medications can increase your risk of developing diabetes? Some medications which are used to help manage bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder often fall into this category. Diabetes can cause health complications and early detection is beneficial for long term success.

A blood glucose test or A1c test can be used to check your blood sugar level. This is a simple test that measures your blood sugar levels. Testing your blood sugar level lets you know if you are at risk for diabetes. Talk to your health care provider today, they can answer any questions you may have or order the test.