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Complications of diabetes
There are many things to worry about when you are dealing with diabetes.
There are complications that have to be dealt with if the disease is not
controlled. If someone has diabetes, they are going to have to make sure
that they do the necessary things to keep it under control and to contain
it so that they can live a happy and normal life.
If a person has strict control over their blood sugar, the complications
from diabetes are going to be less likely. It is so important to control
the blood sugar for anyone that has diabetes. This is sometimes done with
insulin or for others they only need a simple pill everyday to take care
of the problem.
Even with the best possible control of the disease may not be able to
eliminate all of the complications that are possible. The risk will
increase over time and the longer that the person has diabetes. Diabetes
complications can affect the eyes, kidneys, nerves, and large and small
There are many small and large complications that can occur due to
diabetes. There are many things that are going to have to be controlled
and it is important to take care of these problems as soon as possible.
Loosing eyesight is one of the complications that can happen from
diabetes. Many people will have to have cataract dealt with over the
course of their disease. Sometimes it is also necessary for them to have
thicker glasses because they are having a harder time seeing and they will
need the eyeglasses to help them see well.
Ulcers of the legs and feet will occur in people with diabetes due to the
combination neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease. Even a small
injury may progress to an ulcer of someone that has diabetes. To prevent
foot problems, you have to follow the instructions that doctors set up.
Some people may even have professionals come in and cut their toenails to
People with diabetes will also have an increase in cavities and infectious
disease when they are not in control of it. To prevent tooth decay, brush
your teeth after every meal and floss daily. There are special mouthwashes
and things that can be used to help stop these problems.