Diabetes increases your risk for many serious health problems.
Possible Diabetes complications include:
Cardiovascular disease. …
Nerve damage (neuropathy). …
Kidney damage (nephropathy). …
Eye damage (retinopathy). …
Foot damage. …
Skin conditions. …
Hearing impairment. …
Diabetic Cardiovascular disease
People with diabetes have a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Having a heart attack or stroke strikes people with diabetes more than twice as often as people without diabetes.
There’s a big link between diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke, also called cardiovascular disease. Clogged blood vessels can lead to heart attack, stroke, and other problems. But there are treatments for heart disease, stroke, and blood vessel disease.
Diabetic Nerve damage (neuropathy)
About half of all people with diabetes have some form of nerve damage. It is more common in those who have had the disease for a number of years and can lead to many kinds of problems.
If you keep your blood glucose levels on target, you may help prevent or delay nerve damage. If you already have nerve damage, this will help prevent or delay further damage. There are also other treatments that can help.
This is extremely important…
Meal planning, physical activity (walking) can help you reach your target range. There are two ways to keep track of your blood glucose levels:
- You can use a blood glucose meter to help you make decisions about day-to-day care.
- Get an A1C test (a blood test) at least twice a year to find out your average blood glucose for the past 2 to 3 months.
Diabetic Kidney damage (nephropathy)
Diabetic nephropathy is damage to your kidneys caused by diabetes. In severe cases it can lead to kidney failure. But not everyone with diabetes has kidney damage. The kidneys have many tiny blood vessels that filter waste from your blood.
Diabetic Eye damage (retinopathy)
Eye disease include these conditions: diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataract, and glaucoma.
All forms of diabetic eye disease have the potential to cause severe vision loss and blindness.
How can diabetes affect my feet?
The longer you have high blood sugar levels the more serious complications can be in people who have diabetes. The feet are especially at risk. Two conditions called diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease can damage the feet (and other areas of the body) in people who have diabetes.
Diabetes complications include nerve damage and poor blood circulation. These problems make the feet vulnerable to skin sores that can worsen quickly and are difficult to treat. This can lead to the dreaded removal of the lower limb of your leg or legs.
The good news is that better diabetes care is probably why the rates of lower limb amputations have gone down by more than 50 percent in the past 20 years.
Diabetes reversal is a better option than living with Diabetes and all it’s complications!
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can be disturbing to some people.
Diabetic Skin conditions
These include bacterial infections, fungal infections, and itching. Other skin problems happen mostly or only to people with diabetes. These include diabetic dermopathy, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum, diabetic blisters, and eruptive xanthomatosis. *1
Diabetes can affect every part of the body, including the skin. In fact, such problems are sometimes the first sign that a person has diabetes.
People with diabetes skin conditions can include bacterial infections, fungal infections, itching diabetic dermopathy, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum, diabetic blisters, and eruptive xanthomatosis.
Right now we don’t know how diabetes is related to hearing loss. It’s possible that the high blood glucose levels associated with diabetes cause damage to the small blood vessels in the inner ear, similar to the way in which diabetes can damage the eyes and the kidneys