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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

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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...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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How does diabetes mellitus lead to diabetes ketoacidosis?

How does diabetes mellitus lead to diabetes ketoacidosis?

Sugar is the source : Sugar is the source of energy in the cells and if you dont have insulin, than glucose can not be used to produce energy.That makes body release a hormone which breaks down fat as an alternate source of energy, in this process there is production of ketones, too much ketones get in the blood and cause ketoacidosis it is more common in type 1 diabetes which is Insulin dependant, and if not enough insuli. ...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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Can diabetic peripheral neuropathy be reversed?

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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?

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?

Neuropathy and heart: Being a diabetic gives you increased risks of heart disease. Also, if your neuropathy is at least partly because of poor control, that increases your risk of heart disease. ...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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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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Delivery Complications (Definition)

Delivery complications are problems that occur during childbirth, affecting the mother and/or baby. Complications include having difficulty with a natural vaginal birth and having a baby positioned incorrectly before being born, both which may require additional surgical procedures and medication. Further problems may be encountered after delivery such as severe bleeding in the mother and various health ...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