Managing Diabetes And Associated Symptoms

Posted by Antony76 on Mon, May 20, 2024  
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Synopsis:

It is crucial to understand that continuous care and follow-up are the only ways to effectively manage diabetes. When left untreated and mismanaged, diabetes can lead to serious and lasting complications.

Complications To Watch Out For:

Nephropathy Or Kidney Disease:

High levels of blood sugar can seriously impair the kidneys' ability to filter waste, potentially leading to diabetic nephropathy. This can result in protein leaking into your urine, ultimately leading to kidney failure if not promptly addressed. It is imperative to understand that one in three people with diabetes experience chronic kidney disease.


Diabetic Dyslipidemia:

It is a fact that approximately 30-60% of individuals with Type II diabetes are diagnosed with dyslipidemia (high levels of lipid in blood stream), which can significantly increase the risk of a heart attack due to the accumulation of plaque in the bloodstream. 


Diabetic Retinopathy:

High blood sugar levels can lead to varying degrees of vision impairment, ultimately resulting in diabetic retinopathy. It is alarming that around 45% of the population visit eye clinics for blurred vision and frequent changes in eyeglass readings.


Diabetic Neuropathy:

It is essential to recognize that there are four types of neuropathy: peripheral, autonomic, focal, and proximal. Each of these can have severe symptoms that require immediate attention, such as infected foot wounds, pain in the hand or foot, tingling sensations, sleep disruption, or changes in urinary or sexual function.

 

Liver Health:

Those with Type II diabetes are at a significantly higher risk of being diagnosed with fatty liver, liver scarring, liver cancer, or liver failure. It is imperative to understand that fatty liver and diabetes are closely linked through insulin resistance. High levels of cholesterol and triglycerides can lead to fatty liver and other associated problems. Regular screening for blood sugar is critical to safeguard your liver health.

 

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