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How Diabetes Affects Internal Organs
Many effects: Diabetes can effect many organs particularly if one is exposed to chronic hyperglycemia or highly variable glucose levels. The brain eyes ears mouth blood vessels heart nerves joints liver kidneys stomach pancreas fat cells and gut may all be affected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
Diabetes?: JimM638, you've hit the nail right square on the head there ! Diabetes ( lack of endogenous insulin production from pancreas) is ALL ABOUT SUGAR CONTROL measured by average sugar level over weeks as measured by HbA1c. The goal is to keep this within normal level. That number varies from lab to lab so look at normals for lab analysing your blood.thanks ...Read more
PCP then endo : I always recommend seeing your pcp first. Most internists are fully capable of treating diabetes. As the disease progress, your pcp will refer you to an endocrinologist if needed. In general, the less doctors you see, the better. Your pcp should coordinate all your medical care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a 16 year old guy and I have noticed that I have these small tiny bumps on my inner lips
Could it be because of diabetes ?
Diabetes: Diabetes affects every organ system in your body, including your skin. If your diabetes is not controlled, you may find it more difficult for skin lesions or rashes to heal. You may even develop ulcerations that won't heal and lead to cellulitis, or even gangrene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NoIf well controlled: Diabetes is a sever metabolic disease , effects every organ and system , fortunately , due to advances in diagnosis , treatment ( and prevention of early on set ) virtually any person can perform normally , unfortunately advanced disease due due to delay , due to organ failure . Will not be able to go to work that is the proof also most of them will choose early retirement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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