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Diabetes, Risks and Warning Signs of Complications.

Diabetes impairs the glucose or blood sugar regulation mechanism in the body. Chronic high blood sugar levels cause damage to your organs and tissues, leading to a range of complications. This blog will discuss the risks and warning signs of #diabetic complications.


Identifying Risks Complications and Warning Signs in Diabetes
Risks Complications and Warning Signs in Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease: People with #diabetes are at an increased risk of developing #cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke. Warning signs include chest pain, shortness of breath, and abrupt onset of weakness or numbness on one side of the body.

  • Neuropathy: In #Neuropathy, the nerves are affected adversely, causing tingling, numbness, and pain in the feet and hands. Warning signs include a burning sensation, sharp pain, and a loss of sensation in the affected area.

  • Retinopathy: #Retinopathy is a condition that affects the blood vessels in the eyes, causing damage to the retina. Warning signs include blurred vision, dark spots or lines, and vision loss.

  • Nephropathy: #Nephropathy is a condition that affects the kidneys, causing damage to the blood vessels that filter waste from the body. Warning signs include swelling in the legs and ankles, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping.

  • Foot ulcers: People with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing #footulcers, leading to infections and, in severe cases, amputation. Warning signs include redness, swelling, and tenderness in the affected area.

  • Skin infections: Diabetes can cause changes in the #skin, making it more susceptible to #infections. Warning signs include redness, swelling, and tenderness in the affected area, as well as the presence of pus or drainage.

  • Dental problems: People with diabetes are at an increased risk of #dental problems, including gum disease and tooth decay. Warning signs include bleeding gums, bad breath, and tooth pain.

It is important to note that many diabetic complications may not have warning signs in their early stages. With regular checkups by your #healthcare provider, it is easy to identify potential complications and take steps to prevent them. Managing your #bloodsugarlevels, maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and taking medication as directed can all help reduce your risk of diabetic complications. If you experience any warning signs of diabetic complications, it is crucial to seek medical attention promptly.

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Regards

Dr. Deepak Chaturvedi, M.D., Medicine

Diabetes Thyroid Hormones and Obesity Consultant


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