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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Dangers of Diabetes

By Everyday Health Editors
Type 2 diabetes can lead to a range of serious complications, so it’s important to understand what can happen and how to recognize the symptoms.
Right now, you might be experiencing some of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes, which include:

Frequent urination
Unusual thirst
Extreme hunger
Unusual weight loss
Extreme fatigue and irritability
Blurred vision
Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
Tingling/numbness in the hands and feet
Skin, gum, or bladder infections
As you bring your blood-glucose levels under control, these symptoms will begin to abate. However, like many people with type 2 diabetes, you might not have any symptoms at all — which can sometimes make it harder to grasp the seriousness of your diagnosis.

Whether you have symptoms or not, over time uncontrolled levels of high blood sugar can lead to tissue damage throughout your body, from your eyes to your toes. When you have diabetes, you will be seeing your physician on a regular basis to monitor your progress. And it will become more important than ever to get regular dental and eye exams. That’s because diabetes can lead to a range of complications, which you need to know about and be on the lookout for because they are so serious. Fortunately, controlling your blood-glucose levels can help prevent many of these secondary problems.

Diabetic Complications :
Gum disease and infections
Vision problems, including a risk of cataracts, glaucoma, and eye infections; a condition called diabetic retinopathy can lead to vision loss or blindness
Neuropathy, or nerve damage, that can cause pain or numbness in your hands and feet
Circulatory problems that can eventually lead to amputations (feet, legs)
Heart disease
Kidney problems
High blood pressure
Remember: Taking control of your blood-glucose levels can help prevent many of these secondary problems. Work closely with your care team to maintain a proper diabetes management plan and to watch carefully for troubling symptoms or signs of a developing problem.


  1. Good information PIC.
    Geez Louise, you sure have to be vigilant. I better get busy with my heart posts. You are making me look bad.
    Take care and stay well, I am still lurking around and I will show up sooner or later. Just a bit pre-occupied at the moment, taking care of business. And its a struggle when you generally feel like shit. But I will get through this. Dad is being a jewel. What would we do without him?
    I miss you my friend,
    Thinking of you,
    Luv PIC

  2. Thank you very much . I belong to the Diabetes Association of America for over 20 years and it's good to share the information they sends me .
    I don't know why you should feel like I am making you look bad ., you have things more important right now , important things come first .
    Yes my friend you will get through this , it takes time and patience .
    Dad is a great supporter and I am lucky to have him , he know he is loved . I hope Dad be around a long time , for my babies sake and of course his son .
    I miss you too , but shit happens and when the smoke clears , things will be normal again .
    Think of you all the time , I'm getting some vibes .
    Love PIC


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