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Dr. Sanjeev Nischal
118 doctors shared insights

Diabetes Complication (Overview)

A diabetes complication is a condition that occurs when a person's diabetes has caused organ damage and/or metabolic imbalances. Examples of diabetes complications include ketoacidosis from very high sugars, dehydration from excess urination, blindness from damage to the retinas, infections due to weak immune defenses, etc...


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What are common diabetes complications?

What are common diabetes complications?

Common: Poor healing, poor circulation, reduced kidney function, foot problems, vision problems and eye disease, premature heart and vascular disease. Significant and potentially life threatening problems can occur with excessively high and excessively low blood sugar levels. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjeev Nischal
118 doctors shared insights

Diabetes Complication (Overview)

A diabetes complication is a condition that occurs when a person's diabetes has caused organ damage and/or metabolic imbalances. Examples of diabetes complications include ketoacidosis from very high sugars, dehydration from excess urination, blindness from damage to the retinas, infections due to weak immune defenses, etc...


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What are the tests for diabetes complications?

It depends: Different tests for different complications. Heart disease - stress test, heart cath. For poor circulation & stroke - ultrasounds of blood vessels. For eyes, an exam of the retinas after dilating drops put in to widen the pupils. For kidneys, blood tests for bun, creatinine, and urine checks for protein. For nerve damage, checks for sensation to light touch & vibration. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all scheduled appointment with your ob/Gyn
once
Contact your doctor for unusual symptoms
once
Monitor the baby's kick counts in 3rd trimester
once
Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your OB
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What are the symptoms of diabetes complications?

What are the symptoms of diabetes complications?

Many: Complications of diabetes can include blindness, heart attacks, strokes, decreased feeling in your feet, burning pain in your feet, difficulty healing after minor cuts, slowing of your bowels, and kidney failure. ...Read more

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What are the most common diabetes complications?

What are the most common diabetes complications?

Several: Common complications of diabetes include changes in sensation in your feet and legs which can lead to pain, blindness, heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, and poor wound healing possibly leading to infection and amputation. ...Read more

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Preventing Diabetes (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
Weekly
Watch your weight
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What are the reasons for diabetes complications ?

What are the reasons for diabetes complications ?

Unkown: How diabetes causes long-term problems is unclear. However, changes in the small blood vessels & nerves are common. These changes may be the first step toward many problems that diabetes causes. Complications are most likely to occur in someone who has had diabetes for many years. ...Read more

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Managing Gestational Diabetes (Checklist)

Attend a diabetic counseling and nutrition class
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Ask about fetal monitoring and biophysical profiles
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What are some advanced symptoms of untreated diabetes complications?

What are some advanced symptoms of untreated diabetes complications?

Several: Common complications of diabetes include changes in sensation in your feet and legs which can lead to pain, blindness, heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, and poor wound healing possibly leading to infection and amputation. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
3,215 doctors shared insights

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