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Possible complications of diabetes mellitus?

Possible complications of diabetes mellitus?

Many: Diabetes is a multi system disease. Therefore it can affect almost any part of your body. You name, i can tie a potential diabetic complication. I'll quickly go head to toe. 1: brain - stroke 2: eyes: blindness 3: heart: coronary disease 4: gi: gastroparesis (slowing) 5: genito/urinary: erectile dysfunction 6: legs: poor circulation this is just a small sampling! ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Can diabetes cause peripheral nerve disorders?

Can diabetes cause peripheral nerve disorders?

YES!: Yes! diabetes can be a very seriously disease - especially if not monitored closely and treated aggressively. High sugars often lead to nerve damage in the arms/legs that result in symptoms known as peripheral neuropathy that results in a stocking/glove like sensation of numbness and sometimes even what is referred to as neuropathic pain. Other disorders can also cause peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Can diabetes mellitus contribute to kidney damage?

Can diabetes mellitus contribute to kidney damage?

Kidney damage: Yes, most definately! that's why it's important to keep your blood sugars under control. Two common reasons for kidney dialysis are uncontrolled high blood pressure and uncontrolled diabetes. ...Read more

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How does diabetes cause diabetic retinopathy?

How does diabetes cause diabetic retinopathy?

Retinopathy: Retinopathy is unfortunately not uncommon in diabetes that is poorly controlled. If that is what you have you must see your eye doctor ASAP for careful evaluation and management. Do not delay or it will be too late! ...Read more

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Can diabetic peripheral neuropathy be reversed?

Holly Barth Dr. Barth
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Can diabetic peripheral neuropathy be reversed?

Some: Usually by getting a diabetic person's sugars tightly controlled, some of the neuropathy will be reversed. However, severe nerve damage is a permanent problem. Dr kurzweil review: there is no question that well-controlled diabetes helps prevent progression of the complications. I'm not aware of evidence that actual pathological changes in peripheral nerves can be reversed. ...Read more

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What other health problems can diabetes mellitus type 1 cause you?

Many: Blindness, heart disease, hardening of the arteries, renal failure, amputations to name a few. Most accelerated by poor control. ...Read more

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Could diabetic neuropathy happen if blood sugars are managed?

Could diabetic neuropathy happen if blood sugars are managed?

Yes, but less often: Add regular low impact cardio exercise to further decrease chances of developing diabetic peripheral neuropathy (dpn). ...Read more

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Can diabetes mellitus type 1 have tattoo?

Can diabetes mellitus type 1 have tattoo?

Yes, but...: Diabetic patients always at greater risk of infection from it than normal people... So avoid , but if 'insist' , do when sugars well controlled. ...Read more

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Can having diabetic neuropathy raise your chances for heart disease?

Can having diabetic neuropathy raise your chances for heart disease?

Yes: Diabetic neuropathy is damage to peripherals nerves mainly at legs but can happen arms and stomach. If you are having unsteadiness with postural changes like sitting to standing you may have autonomic dysfunction. You have an increase risk for heart attack, renal insufficiency and eye damage. Follow closely with primary care doctor for in depth discussion of risks and follow up. ...Read more

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How are diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus different?

How are diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus different?

Very different: Diabetes mellitus is the typical "diabetes" that we are familiar with. It's caused by an Insulin problem (too little or just not working well (resistance)) causing elevation in blood sugar. Diabetes insipidus is a water problem characterized by lots of urination and high sodium level. It's caused by an ADH (vasopressin) (antidiuretic hormone) problem (too little or just not working well). ...Read more

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What are potential complications of properly controlled diabetes?

What are potential complications of properly controlled diabetes?

Many: Development of neuropathy, decreased vision, decreased immune system, poor blood circulation, development of diabetic ulcers. Kidney disease, heart disease, hearing problems. ...Read more

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Can artificial sweetener worsen diabetic neuropathy pain?

Can artificial sweetener worsen diabetic neuropathy pain?

No: It should not make your diabetic neuropathy pain worse and it may lead to slightly better glucose control which can slow progression. While I do not endorse using artificial sweeteners much as they can lead to weight gain with certain patients, due to increasing that "sweet tooth" sensation, it has its place in moderation in a diabetic diet. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Will kidney disease from diabetes cause problems if pregnant?

Will kidney disease from diabetes cause problems if pregnant?

Yes: See your endocrinologist immediatly if you have diabetic kidney disease and think you are pregnant! ...Read more

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Can diabetic neuropathy occur even if blood sugars are managed?

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Can diabetic neuropathy occur even if blood sugars are managed?

Diabetic neuropathy: Yes, diabetic neuropathy can happen with managed blood sugar. However, the incident is less and so is the severity. ...Read more

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Can thoracic outlet syndrome & diabetes lead to problems?

Can thoracic outlet syndrome & diabetes lead to problems?

Neuropathy: The combination is not unusual, as diabetes often causes peripheral nerve problems, and leads to susceptibility to tos, if an injury were to occur. The diabetic individual may possess delayed healing, and thereby, the problem may eventuate in a surgical approach. ...Read more

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Diabetes Complication (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Diabetic Nerve Problems (Definition)

Also known as diabetes neuropathy, this is a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes that can cause pain, tingling, or numbness—loss of feeling—in the hands, ...Read more