Are you at risk for diabetes?

You probably know someone who has diabetes – more than 30 million Americans live with the disease that limits the body’s ability to process food into usable energy. The good news is that diabetes can be well managed by taking oral medications and making healthy changes to your weight, eating habits and physical activity. But is diabetes something you should talk to your doctor about?

Diagnosing diabetes
Feeling very thirsty or hungry and urinating more often are common symptoms of diabetes. But some people with type 2 diabetes have very mild symptoms that may go unnoticed. Early detection and treatment can decrease the risk of developing complications from diabetes.

You may have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes if you:

  • You may have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes if you:
  • Are between the ages of 40-70
  • Are overweight
  • Had gestational diabetes
  • Have a family history of diabetes
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Lack regular physical activity

A Laborers Health & Wellness clinician can talk with you about other risks factors and lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk for diabetes or pre-diabetes. You don’t need a special appointment – simply schedule your next annual preventive checkup. Your clinician will ask you questions about your medical history and symptoms and may order blood tests to measure the amount of glucose in your blood.

Get quick and convenient care at the Laborers Health & Wellness Clinics

With seasonal cold and flu cases on the rise, primary care clinics, urgent care clinics and emergency rooms are at capacity and struggling with long wait times. But you can still get quick and convenient care at the Laborers Health & Wellness Clinics, where same-day or next-day appointments are often available. We also offer virtual appointment options and easy online scheduling. Come see us for:

  • Cold and flu
  • Preventive care
  • Ear and sinus infections
  • Immunizations
  • Prescriptions
  • Lab tests
  • And more

Make an appointment today

Call 952-687-8100 to make an appointment or schedule online.

To schedule online:

  1.  Visit, click ‘schedule online’ and sign into your HealthPartners account
  2.  Select Primary care as your visit type
  3.   Answer the questions about your visit, including whether you want an in-person or video visit