Diabetes is a chronic pancreasdisorder that occurs in cases when human body is becoming resistant to hormonecalled insulin, or your pancreas is not producing enough insulin, and as aresult, blood sugar level gets high. There are several types of diabetes, type1 and 2, for instance, and usual treatments are appropriate medications orinsulin shots.
Diabetes has no presence ofnoticeable symptoms; you can have it for years, and yet not know about it. So,in lot of cases, when diabetes is diagnosed, it can already be in advancedstage. In these cases it requires immediate treatment, because if leftuntreated, it may lead to serious consequences (seizures or even comma).
There are also a lot of possiblebody parts that can be affected by diabetes complications. Some of them may belong term, and develop slowly, and it may be: stroke, Alzheimer’s,osteoporosis, increased risk of various cardiovascular disorders, gum, kidney,eye problems, etc. Here are some of these possible complications explained in more details;
Because diabetes diminishes bloodflow to some parts of your body, you can develop foot problems after years ofhaving diabetes. In order to prevent this, you must keep good care of yourfeet, wear only comfortable shoes and maintain good hygiene of your feet. Ifyou notice any sign of problems on your feet, you must contact your doctorimmediately.
Also called periodontal disease,people with diabetes are more prone to have this kind of problems; because oftheir disorder they have higher blood sugar, less saliva and more plaque, allof this as consequences of diabetes. Maintain regularly your oral hygiene, andkeeping track of your blood sugar level should help you to prevent thesepossible complications of diabetes.
Blood vessels and heartdiseases
Higher risk of having this kindof complications when you have diabetes is an established fact. These problemsare called cardiovascular diseases, and some of them are stroke, heart attack,blockage of veins on your feet and legs, etc. in order to prevent thesediabetes complications to occur, you should keep your blood sugar in control,watch your weight, and introduce a healthy diet.
In order to avoid such diseases,you should watch your blood sugar, quit smoking, watch your high bloodpressure, and eat fewer proteins.
Long lasting diabetes, especiallyif not treated properly, can lead to retinopathy (abnormal changes in theretina or the back of the eye), or cataract (clouding or thickening of the eyelens). You should take usual precautions, not to develop this kind of problems.
Your level of blood sugar dependsof the way you eat, exercise, take medication regularly, smoke, and drink, orare you in any kind of elevated stress. So you must change your way of life,including introducing appropriate diet, exercise regularly, quit smoking anddrinking, and controls your blood sugar level daily, or weekly.