Identifying Diabetes

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What Are The Possible Problems?

  • Studies have shown that if individuals with diabetes can control their diabetes well, the risk of problems are greatly condensed and might be either prevented or considerably delayed.

Kidney Failure

Studies have shown that if individuals with diabetes can control their diabetes well, the risk of problems are greatly condensed and might be either prevented or considerably delayed.
Studies have shown that if individuals with diabetes can control their diabetes well, the risk of problems are greatly condensed and might be either prevented or considerably delayed.
  • The kidneys act as a purifying system for unwanted products.
  • This purifying system is created from many small blood vessels which can be injured by elevated glucose levels, high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.
  • If this damage carries on over a period of time, the kidneys cease to function. Annual check-ups lead to early detection and prevention of added damage.

Eye Damage

  • Individuals with diabetes are at a great risk of eye injury.
  • Eye damage happens when minor blood vessels in the retina (rear of the eye) are injured.
  • It takes place over time and is a cause of high glucose levels, high blood cholesterol and high blood pressure.
  • This can result to reduced vision or loss of sight. Examinations every 1 to 2 years can lead to early detection and deterrence of extra damage.

Cardiovascular Disease

  • High glucose levels can cause the blood to become denser and sticky.
  • This makes it more difficult for the heart to push blood to other organs around the body.
  • High blood pressure and high cholesterol result in walls of the blood vessels to become harder and thicker.
  • The increased force on the blood vessels and heart might lead to a heart attack, damage to the blood vessels or a stroke.
  • Annual examinations lead to early detection so it’s important to see your GP.

 

Foot Problems and Nerve Damage

  • Having high glucose levels in the blood for an extended period of time can harm the nerves.
  • Nerve damage can lead to loss of feelings in the feet and injuries can take place without the individual even noticing.
  • Injuries that go unobserved or untreated can result in foot ulcers and amputation.

 

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