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What Happens If Diabetes Goes Untreated
What happens if diabetes is left untreated? How many years of not treating it will bad things happen?
Complications: Complication of this condition as follows 1 kdney failure leading to dialysis 2 cadiovascular disease and stroke 3peripheral vascular disease and amputations 4eyes retinitis leading to blindness 5 acute diabetic ketoacidosis requiring hospitalisations 6nerve damage, neuropathy 7susceptibility to infe how long it takes depends on severity and other risk factors like highpertension, smoking, high cho.See 1 more doctor answer
Possible, not good: Mild cases of diabetes can be asymptomatic, but that does not mean that damage is not occurring. I saw a woman for a routine eye exam with no history of medical problems or symptoms and found widespread diabetic retinopathy affecting both eyes. She then said she had gestational diabetes while pregnant 10 years prior. She probably had full blown diabetes, with no symptoms, the whole time!
Yes, but not healthy: Type 1 diabetes mellitus or severely uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus will result in weight loss of a very unhealthy kind! The weight loss is the result of not being able to properly utilize energy energy & breaks down protein (muscle) for energy as well as fat, in a way that produces ketones which can cause something called ketoacidosis, which can cause coma & death.See 5 more doctor answers
What complication should I be expecting with uncontrolled diabetes and untreated sickle cell dieses, which i''ve had for a little over 26 years.?
In both cases: There is significant risk for kidney disease and even chronic renal failure. That would be a huge incentive to get on a proper treatment plan.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Any chronic disease which makes you feel bad physically can influence your mood, and once you are depressed it is very difficult to get motivated to make the lifestyle changes necessary to effectively treat a disease like type 2 diabetes. So being depressed can make diabetes worse and having diabetes can trigger depression. I would recommend aggressively treating both if both are present.See 1 more doctor answer
Prognosis for untreated stage 3b non small cell lung cancer with low oxygen sats, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and emphysema.
Very Poor.: Small Cell Lung Cancer is very hard to treat successfully. Spreads very early in its course. If one is lucky enough to be diagnosis before spread cure is possible.
Could be dangerous: If type 1 diabetes is not diagnosed severe dehydration and acid build up can occur that could lead to death. Type 2 diabetes does not lead to such severe dehydration if untreated, but will cause frequent urination, infections, blurred vision and tiredness. Long-term untreated diabetes can cause kidney failure, heart attacks, blindness, nerve pain, numbness, weakness, foot ulcers and amputation.
Complicatons: glaucoma, cataracts, nerve condition called peripheral neuropathy, digestion problems called gastroparesis (paralysis of the gut), heart attack, premature heart disease and stroke. There are ulcer skin conditions such as poorly healing ulcers, kidney disease, and poor circulation to the feet causing numbness. Hypertension and ketoacidosis also occur in diabetics with poor control
A little or a lot!: Diabetes mellitus is a disorder of glucose regulation. Glucose levels are too high. If this continues over long periods of time, the high glucose levels cause damage to your body (eyes, kidneys, nerves) and can increase the risk of atherosclerosis (heart attacks, strokes). If your diabetes remains well controlled (glucose levels near normal), you have much less risk of damage to your body.See 1 more doctor answer
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
Could be dangerous: If type 1 diabetes is not diagnosed severe dehydration and acid build up occurs that could lead to death. Type 2 diabetes does not lead to such severe dehydration if untreated, but will cause frequent urination, infections, blurred vision and tiredness. Long-term untreated diabetes can cause kidney failure, heart attacks, blindness, nerve pain, numbness, weakness, foot ulcers and amputation.
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