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Diabetes complications: diabetes could cause several complications to your health

 

What is diabetes?

 Diabetes mellitus is one of the most dangerous disease around which hollows your body and weaken your immune system. It happens due to increased level of blood sugar in body.

 

What can be the complications due to it?

 It poses several complications in human body. Some of the complications that are posed by diabetes are:  


  •   Eye Complications : Keep your risk of glaucoma, cataracts and other eye problems low with regular checkups.

  • Hyperglycemia: high blood sugar levels lead to hyperglycemia, which, over a period of time damages the retina of the eye, the nerves, blood vessels of the kidneys. These damages caused due to hyperglycemia could result into blindness, kidney failure.

  •  Nerve damage results into foot wounds and ulcers which can cause the foot and leg amputation.

  • SKIN PROBLEMS: Stay alert for symptoms of skin infections and other skin disorders common in people with diabetes.

  • STROKE: Maintain target levels for blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol to reduce your risk of stroke.

  • Damage to the nerves in autonomic nervous system could cause paralysis of the stomach and chronic diarrhea.

  • Diabetes accelerates atherosclerosis which can lead to blockages which could eventually lead to heart attack or strokes.

  • Increased blood pressure, high cholesterol when combine with hyperglycemia, causes heart problems, kidney problems and various other complications in human body.


 

What are the short lived yet serious complications caused by diabetes?

 

Some short lived complications caused due to diabetes are:


  • Since diabetes hamper person’s immunity, therefore when an infection occurs in body, it could turn out to be dangerous.

  • Hypoglycemia which is an opposite of hyperglycemia occurs when blood sugar level goes below the threshold. It occurs due to too much insulin, too much medication, more than usual exercising causes it and person can faint or have a seizure if proper medication is not done for it.

  • One dangerous condition associated with diabetes is Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome. This happens when the sugar level reaches extremely high level. The body then tries to release excessive blood sugar through urine which causes excessive urine resulting in dehydration. This could lead the person to coma or even to death.


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