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Why Do So Many Diabetes People Who Have Lost A Limb Or Foot Die Within 15 Yrs
Vascular disease: Limb loss in diabetes is often from a combination of nerve damage, which causes numbness, ulcerations, or deformities; and vascular disease with impaired blood flow to the lower legs. The vascular disease is usually not limited to the legs, it is a total body problem. We see higher rates of heart attack and stroke in this group. There is more kidney disease as well. All of these reduce longevity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more
Poor control: Diabetes produces accelerated peripheral vascular disease and neuropathy, in addition to kidney failure as end stages of prolonged and inadequately managed disease. When it gets to the stage where it produces such changes, loss of a limb is only one manifestation of the state of your body with long-standing diabetes. ...Read more
Possible neuropathy: Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Neuropathy may affect your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and the heart. For some people, the symptoms are mild; for others, it can be painful and disabling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've experienced dysesthesias that come and go in upper limb and an overactive bladder. Not diabetes. What else could it be? Ms?
I've experienced dysesthesias that come and go in upper limb and an overactive bladder. Not diabetes. What else could it be? Anxiety?
I am a 40yr old woman with type1 diabetes.i am having signs of a mini stroke. I have trouble speaking, not remember things and limb weakness.i need he?
Call 911; chew aspir: A stroke is an emergency, can be halted or reversed if treated within the 1st minutes or hours. The earlier treated, the higher the chance of a favorable outcome. Call 911 to get rapid help, then chew and swallow a full-size aspirin. Exceptions to taking an aspirin would be persons on aspirin, those taking coumadin (warfarin) or a NOAC (new oral anticoagulant), or those with very high blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer