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  • Writer's pictureRamesh Hirani

Top 10 Diabetes Complications You Should Know About

I wanted to shed light on the significant long-term health complications associated with diabetes in a way that engages and informs. These complications can be broadly categorised into two major groups: macrovascular and microvascular complications. Let's explore these further:

  1. Macrovascular complications: These complications occur due to damage to the large blood vessels in vital organs such as the brain, legs, or heart.

  2. Microvascular complications: They are caused by damage to the small blood vessels in organs like the eyes, kidneys, feet, and nerves, among others. It's important to note that no part of the body is immune to the effects of high blood sugar.

I've compiled a list of the ten most common complications of diabetes mellitus:

  1. Diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease: There is strong evidence linking Type 2 Diabetes with Alzheimer's disease. High blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels in the brain, leading to insufficient blood supply and increased stroke risk.

  2. Diabetic Nephropathy: Long-term uncontrolled diabetes can damage the small blood vessels in the kidneys, often without noticeable symptoms. Regular kidney function screenings are crucial for early detection and prevention.

  3. Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: Heart disease, including blood vessel disease, cardiac arrests, and stroke, is a leading cause of death worldwide. However, steps can be taken to mitigate risks, such as smoking cessation, blood pressure control, cholesterol management, and regular monitoring of HbA1C levels.

  4. Diabetic Retinopathy: Sustained high blood sugar levels can cause damage to the small blood vessels in the eyes, leading to various vision problems. Regular eye examinations are essential for early detection and prevention

  5. Diabetic Neuropathy: Loss of sensation in the extremities is a common issue faced by diabetics, resulting from nerve damage and reduced blood supply. Regular visits to a podiatrist, daily foot checks, and appropriate footwear can help prevent complications.

  6. Diabetes and Oral Health: Poorly managed diabetes increases the risk of oral problems like tooth decay and gum infections. Maintaining good oral hygiene is vital for diabetics.

  7. Diabetes in Pregnancy: Pregnancy poses additional challenges for expectant mothers with diabetes. High blood sugar levels during this period can lead to birth defects and other complications. Awareness and proper management are essential.

  8. Diabetes and Infertility: Diabetes can contribute to erectile dysfunction in males due to blood vessel damage in the genital area. Understanding the underlying causes and seeking appropriate treatment is key.

  9. Diabetes and Hypertension: High glucose content in the blood can lead to thickening of blood vessel walls, resulting in increased blood pressure. Treating insulin resistance can help alleviate both diabetes and hypertension.

  10. Obesity and Diabetes: Obesity is a significant contributing factor to diabetes, as excess fat accumulation affects organ functionality. Even individuals who appear slim can be at risk. Understanding the relationship between obesity and diabetes is crucial for prevention.

While diabetes and its associated health complications are indeed a global concern, it's important to note that they can be addressed and you are not alone.

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