Pages Menu
TwitterRssFacebook
Categories Menu

Posted on Nov 2, 2014 |

Living with diabetes involves understanding how it can affect your body if not managed properly.

Living with diabetes involves understanding how it can affect your body if not managed properly.

Living with diabetes involves understanding how it can affect your body if not managed properly.
People with diabetes must work to control their blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol to help prevent the negative effects of diabetes on their eyes, kidneys, nerves, feet, heart, and teeth. Regular checkups can help prevent problems or find them early, when they can be treated and managed, its important to visit your sugar clinic regularly.

Eyes: Diabetes can damage your eyes and is the leading cause of blindness among adults. Controlling your blood sugar can help prevent or delay eye damage, so be sure to have your eyes examined at least once a year.

Kidneys: High blood sugar and high blood pressure can lead to kidney disease. Diabetes is the main cause of kidney failure. Controlling your blood sugar and blood pressure can help prevent or delay kidney disease.

Nerves: Between 60% and 70% of patients with diabetes have nerve damages, mostly in the nerves of the feet and legs. Controlling your blood sugar can help prevent or delay nerve damage and related problems.

Feet: Nerve damage, circulation problems, and infections can cause serious foot problems, which sometimes lead to amputations. However, more than half of these amputations can be prevented with regular checkups.

 

Living with diabetes involves understanding how it can affect your body if not managed properly.