COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES( IN A LONG TERM).

If you are diabetic you can develop some complications with time.This problems are because your blood sugar levels are not within normal range. With time high blood sugar will continue to damage blood vessels this will then lead to complications. If you can maintain and keep your blood sugar levels within normal range it will help to prevent these complications or at least delay it for a long time.

These complications are:

(1)BLOOD VESSELS: This is vascular disease that will lead to circulation problems such as heart attack or CVA(Stroke)

(2)HYPERTENSION: This is high blood pressure which will put strain on the blood vessels and the heart.

(3)RETINOPATHY: This is a damage to the blood vessels of the eyes.

(3a)GLAUCOMA: This is pressure in the eyes.

(3b)CATARACT: This is clouding of the eye’s lens.

(4)NEUROPATHY:Nerve malfunction causing loss of feeling or pain in your body and your feet.

(5)NEPHROPATHY: Complications of diabetes will affect the function of your kidney leading to kidney disease. High blood sugar can damage the kidney, when the kidney is damaged it will not work. Diabetes can damage the kidney and cause the kidneys to fail .When the kidney fails it will not filter out waste leading to kidney disease.

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BODY DIGEST THE FOOD ATE—- CREATES WASTE PRODUCTS—–KIDNEY FILTER’S THE WASTE PRODUCTS. If the kidneys cannot do that. It will get worse leading to end stage renal disease. ( ESRD)

(6)SEXUAL MALFUNCTION:The sexual desires become not so great, looking in the opposite direction.

Here are some reasons below.

(6a)MEN:The inability to achieve or maintain an erection due to nerve damage. This is known as ED ( Erectile dysfunction)Also there is a reduction in testosterone levels which affect sexual desires.

(6b)WOMEN:Likely to experience infection such as urinary tract infection, which will jeopardize the ability to enjoy sex.

(7)PERIODONTAL DISEASE :The tooth and gums problem leading to gum disease, bleeding, loss of teeth and bone.

OTHER PROBLEMS.

Peripheral vascular disease,Peripheral neuropathy, foot ulcers ,bone infection ,poor glycemic index ,inadequate nutrition and compliance guidelines.

CONCLUSION. Stay healthy, take charge and manage your blood sugar levels well,eat healthy and exercise at least 30minutes a day.Keep your blood sugar levels in your target range. Take your medications as prescribed by your doctor.

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Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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