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Are vascular conditions a common complication of type 1 diabetes?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of type 1 diabetes?

Generally Yes: But it would be most accurate to say that vascular complications are especially more likely to occur if there is uncontrolled type 1 diabetes. Problems with the vascular system in the eye, the kidney, the heart, and the toes are all much more common in the diabetic, but especially in the diabetic who does not control their diabetes. Ideal control would be a hemoglobina1c of less than 7. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Are vascular conditions a common complication of type 2 diabetes?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of type 2 diabetes?

Yes- but preventable: Over time patients with diabetes are more likely to develop atherosclerotic blockages in any arterial bed (heart, legs, carotids). This can be prevented by careful screening with ultrasounds and stress (or cta?), and strict control of other risks: ldl, hypertension and smoking. Diabetic neuropathy can mask symptoms especially cardiac, and can also mimic symptoms of leg pain. ...Read more

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Can type 1 diabetes increase the risk of surgical complications?

Can type 1 diabetes increase the risk of surgical complications?

Yes: Diabetics are more prone to surgical complications, especially infections, from surgical procedures. That being said, all surgeons are experienced dealing with diabetics and watch carefully for the potential problems unique to this disease. Discuss this concern with your surgeon and you should do okay. ...Read more

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How do I know if i'm developing type 1 diabetes complications?

How do I know if i'm developing type 1 diabetes complications?

See below: 1. No warning until too late in most cases--that's why all patients with diabetes are told to see eye md once yearly to catch something that can still be treated gets blindness. Nerve trouble often does present early to patient with pins/needles, tingling sensations at night, starting out in feet kidney damage gives no warning of progression -check yearly urine for protein leak. ...Read more

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I've had type 1 diabetes for 40 yrs, no complications. On wt watchers but can't lose wt. Does insulin play. A role?

I've had type 1 diabetes for 40 yrs, no complications. On wt watchers but can't lose wt. Does insulin play. A role?

Type i diabetes weig: In type one and for that puposes type two diabetes when it is treated with insulin, you tend to gain weight as a result of Insulin therapy.That is a side effect of Insulin therapy.You need to continue calorie restrction and exercise to minimise the effect of insulin.So good luck and keep trying. ...Read more

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Type 1 diabetes complications begin happening after how many years?

Type 1 diabetes complications begin happening after how many years?

Many factors: Many factors contribute to the complications of diabetes. The duration of the disease is definitely an important and in my experience it takes usually 10 years for significant complications. The rate of complications is also very much determined by the level of control. Very good control of blood sugar, blood pressure, lipids, and a good diet can delay diabetic complications by many years. ...Read more

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What complications can occur to a person with type 1 diabetes that drinks, smokes, and doesn't eat healthy my 28 year old husband feels like he is dying... He has been a type 1 diabetic since he was 14 and won't take care of his health at all. I just want

What complications can occur to a person with type 1 diabetes that drinks, smokes, and doesn't eat healthy my 28 year old husband feels like he is dying... He has been a type 1 diabetic since he was 14 and won't take care of his health at all. I just want

Diabetes : Diabetes causes the blood sugar to be high. In the long run, elevated blood sugar causes the blockage of arteries. Arterial blockage, in turn, causes kidney failure, strokes, heart attacks, and compromise of the extremities. Diabetics who ignore their problem usually wind up blind, on dialysis, and with amputations of their legs. Alcohol has a lot of sugar in it, so drinking will raise blood sugar even higher than it would otherwise be. Smoking is as toxic to the blood vessels as diabetes, so a smoker with uncontrolled diabetes is even more likely to wind up with the complications listed above than a smoker without diabetes or a diabetic who doesn't smoke. A diabetic who manages his disease and controls his risk factors can live a fairly normal life. One who does not could very well be dead before the age of 50. ...Read more

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I have type 1 diabetes (41 years) various complications such as angina and neuropathy. I have a bnp of 145 -is this likely to be heart failure?

I have type 1 diabetes (41 years) various complications such as angina and neuropathy. I have a bnp of 145 -is this likely to be heart failure?

Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Disease (Definition)

Vascular disease is a condition in a person has damage to his large blood vessels, small blood vessels, or both. The damage causes partial or complete blockage of vessels, and leads to organ damage. Causes include high blood pressure, ...Read more


Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Conditions (Definition)

Vascular conditions are abnormal conditions of the blood vessels. Smoking cigarettes is a major risk ...Read more