Diabetes Complications

Diabetes is a serious condition that can result in other medical complications if left untreated. Some common complications of diabetes include foot ulcers, infections, kidney and cardiovascular disease, even amputation. Learn more about proper treatment of diabetes, prevention of complications, surgical and other treatments for comorbid disorders.

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  • Blood Sugar Levels Over 400? Beware!
    Learn what to do when blood sugar levels are over 400. Most importantly, read about what you can do to lower these risks and prevent this from happening.
  • Endothelial Dysfunction in Cases of Type 1 Diabetes
    Type 1 diabetes endothelial dysfunction sometimes leads to other complications in diabetes patients. Learn more about this dysfunction and how it can cause diabetic retinopathy and other serious consequences.
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy Caused By Infantile Diabetes
    Anterior optic neuropathy results in loss of vision due to damage to the optic nerve. The damage to the nerve is caused by impaired blood supply to the nerve. One eye is affected first, followed by loss of vision in the other eye. In most cases, only part of the visual field is affected.
  • Complications of Diabetic Retinopathy
    Diabetes causes some complications that can lead to loss of vision. This article includes information about complications of diabetic retinopathy that might result in some vision problems like vitreous hemorrhage, glaucoma, and blindness.
  • Insulin Resistance - An Overview
    Insulin resistance has numerous symptoms, some of which are difficult to identify. Often combined with other health conditions and metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance is a precursor to diabetes and heart disease.
  • Diabetes and Blood Glucose Levels - What To Watch
    Internal body mechanisms regulate blood sugar levels to maintain balance. Many factors may affect these mechanisms in diabetics, however, where the main defect lies in the inability to regulate blood glucose levels. Find out more about the causes of these variations.
  • Diabetes Complications Related to Stress
    Stress is an important risk factor in developing complications from diabetes. Although stress is a normal part of life, diabetics may not handle overwhelming physical and emotional challenges well because hormonal mechanisms are defective. Learn more about stress and diabetes.
  • Sore Stomach, Slow Digestion: Digestive Health in Seniors With Type 2 Diabetes
    Digestive health problems in elderly type 2 diabetics may cause a diabetic complication called gastroparesis. This digestive condition is caused by damage to the digestive nerves and leads to slow stomach emptying. This may make people feel full, bloated, or sick.
  • Blood Sugar Count Over 1000: Risks and Treatments
    A blood sugar count over 1000 is very high and can be extremely dangerous, leading to death if not treated quickly. Learn the risks involved and why you should seek medical attention if you have high blood glucose levels.
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