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How Do Most People With Diabetes Die
Chronic poor control: Because they fail to keep their blood sugar under 180 long term. Chronically/constantly elevated blood sugar poisons blood vessels and nerves EVERYWHERE! I have a patient with Type1 for 28yrs (he is now 50) great control, does regular excersize, eats smart(usually); and has no health issues. It is NOT easy, but is very possible!!! ...Read more
234,051: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2010, with 69,071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 234,051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death. according to the American Diabetes association ...Read more
Everyone does, DM↑es: Everyone dies. The issue is how soon & especially with what quality of life in the meantime. Diabetic metabolism accelerates many diseases, yet many medications have a poor track record. Since dm is ?ed blood sugar, drastically ?ing intake of all sugar foods (i.e. Carbs=sugar, simple & complex) is 1st most important, this & exercising to keep body fat low & efficient 2nd, a few meds can help. ...Read more
What makes people die from diabetes? Is there a cure yet? It killed 3 people in my family already.
Diabetes: Diabetes is a condition caused by uncontrolled blood sugar levels. In the majority of cases it is caused by the resistance of our body to process that blood sugar. It's main complication is cardiovascular disease which is the leading cause of death. No definite cure found yet for diabetes but definitely can be controlled with diet, exercise and medications if the first two failed to control it. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is possible: Generally, diabetes is a chronic disease that requires lifelong medical control and lifestyle changes. More deaths come from poor long-term control than from bouts of high blood sugar. However, with a blood sugar of 600 or higher, the risk of diabetic coma due to dehydration increases. Diabetic ketoacidosis can begin with a blood sugar in the 200's and up, and is more common in type i diabetes. ...Read more
No!: No! gestational diabetes goes away after your baby is delivered. Having gestational diabetes does increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes down the road, but you can reduce that risk by maintaining a normal weight, limiting simple carbohydrates (sugar, white flour) in your diet, and exercising regularly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Harm you & baby: If left untreated, it can at the very least cause the baby to grow so much that your risk during delivery, and the risk to the baby increase tremendously. Your sugar can go so high up that you become dehydrated, develop severe acidity of the blood, and maybe go into a coma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Not only do you risk early pregnancy loss or increased birth defects with uncontrolled diabetes in pregnancy, but you have the risk of a stillborn in late pregnancy if blood sugars are too high. This is why you need tight glycemic control, not just to avoid a large baby. Fasting cs should be < 100 and 1 hr post prandials < 140. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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