There's probably not much time in your life for wondering what's happening next weekend, let alone time to consider how having diabetes affects your future. But thinking about your diabetes a little bit now and taking some steps to prevent problems might make things easier down the road.
You may have wondered why doctors talk so much about keeping blood sugar levels in a healthy range. Here's why: Long-term diabetes problems or complications are often linked to higher blood sugar levels over a long period of time. These complications can affect several different parts of the body.
But blood sugar control isn't the only thing that determines a person's risk for diabetes complications. Other factors, like genes, can also play a role.
Many of the complications of diabetes don't show up until after many years even decades of having the disease. They usually develop silently and gradually over time, so even if people with diabetes aren't having any signs of complications, they may still eventually develop them.
Talking or thinking about long-term complications can be scary. And, let's be realistic, it can be hard for anyone to make changes in how they live today to decrease the risk of health problems that may not show up for decades. But it's important to start now. Managing your diabetes by eating right, getting regular exercise, and start homeopathic medication under the supervision of Homeopathic diabetes health care team is the best way to reduce the risk of developing complications.
Parts of the body that can be most affected by diabetes complications are the:
heart and blood vessels
People with diabetes have a greater risk of developing eye problems, including:
Cataracts: A cataract is a thickening and clouding of the lens of the eye. The lens is the part of the eye that helps you focus on what you see. Cataracts can make a person's vision blurry or make it hard to see at night.
people with diabetes are more likely to develop cataracts if they have high blood sugar levels over a long period of time. If cataracts get in the way of seeing properly, a person can have surgery to remove them.
Retinopathy: Another eye problem, called diabetic retinopathy involves changes in the retina, the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye. These changes happen because of damage or growth problems in the small blood vessels of the retina.
Usually, changes in the retinal blood vessels don't appear before a person has reached puberty and has had diabetes for several years. Retinopathy is more likely to become a problem in people with diabetes if they have high blood sugar levels over a long period of time, if they have high blood pressure, or if they use smoke or chew tobacco.
Glaucoma: People with diabetes also have a greater chance of getting glaucoma. In this disease, pressure builds up inside the eye, which can decrease blood flow to the retina and optic nerve and damage them. At first, a person may not have trouble seeing. But if it's not treated, glaucoma can cause a person to lose vision. The risk increases as a person gets older and has had diabetes longer
When blood sugar is high, it can cause damage to the blood vessels in the kidneys, leading to kidney disease. This is sometimes called diabetic nephropathy. Kidney disease is more likely to happen in people who haven't controlled their blood sugar levels over a long period of time. Kidney disease can worsen if someone also has high blood pressure or uses tobacco. In its early stages, kidney disease doesn't cause symptoms. Over time, though, it can cause kidney failure, which means the kidneys stop working. So kidney disease is a serious health problem.
Another complication that people who have had diabetes for a long time might develop is a type of nerve damage called diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy can affect nerves in many different parts of the body. The most common early symptoms of the condition are numbness, tingling, or sharp pains in the feet or lower legs. If it's not treated, nerve damage can cause a number of problems. For example, because of the numbness, people with nerve damage might not realize that they have a cut, and it could become seriously infected before they discover it. Because nerve damage can happen anywhere in the body, problems can occur in almost any organ system, including the digestive tract, urinary system, eyes, and heart.
People with diabetes have a higher risk of developing certain problems with the heart and blood vessels. Some of these problems are:
Heart attack (caused by a blockage of the blood vessels supplying blood to the heart)
Stroke (caused by a blockage of the blood vessels supplying the brain)
Blockage of blood vessels in the legs and feet, which can lead to foot ulcers, infections, and even loss of a toe, foot, or lower leg
How well blood sugar is managed probably plays a role in heart and blood vessel problems, too. And if a person smokes, is obese, has abnormal levels of blood lipids (triglycerides or cholesterol), high blood pressure, or a family history of heart attack or stroke before age 50, he or she has a higher risk of these problems.
People with diabetes are more likely than others to develop gum disease (also called periodontal disease) because they may have:
More plaque and less saliva too much plaque on the teeth and not enough saliva can contribute to tooth decay. All of these factors can contribute to gum disease. Signs and symptoms of gum disease include bleeding, sensitive, and painful gums.
Someone who has had diabetes for many years can develop foot problems because of poor blood flow in the feet and nerve damage.
Twenty-five per cent of all women with diabetes and about 50 per cent of men will experience some kind of sexual problems or loss of sexual desire as a result of their condition. Elevated blood glucose levels that cause blood vessel and nerve damage in other parts of the body can also lead to complications in blood flow and nerve damage to the penis.
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