Can controlled diabetes damage your kidney, eye or heart?

Yes. Diabetes can damage several organs even if diabetes is strictly controlled. However the complications are delayed for several years and are easier to manage. It is prudent to visit your primary care physician on a regular basis so that diabetic complications can be detected at early stage.
Diabetic problems. Diabetic complications are primarily affected by two causes, hypertension and glucose control. The uk prospective diabetic study showed that patients with controlled blood pressure had a lower percentage of diabetic eye and kidney disease than those who had better glucose control. It is important to control glucose levels in diabetic patients and it is even more important to control their bp.
Yes. Control of diabetes markedly reduces risk of damage to these organs, but does not eliminate risk.

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Why does diabetes result in heart, kidney failures and blindness?

Diabetic angiopathy. Retinopathy (r) and nephnropathy (n) are seen in diabetic patients. They are an example of microangiopathy (m) in diabetes, due endothelial dysfunction (e). M is affected more by BP as you can see in the slide. Heart disease is also affected by e and it is known as macroangiopathy (ma). Control of bp, glucose and drugs that treat angiopathies, such as ace-i agents are needed to prevent m and ma. Read more...
Major risk factor. . Diabetes has become exceedingly common, and so have its complications, which include coronary heart disease (chd), stroke, peripheral arterial disease, nephropathy, retinopathy, and possibly neuropathy and cardiomyopathy. Exact mechanisms are not clearly understood but has to do with long term effects of consistently high blood sugar levels leading to various tissue damage in certain organs. Read more...

What is a person with diabetes, kidney and heart issues supposed to eat?

Low salt, low carbs. This is a situation that has to be handled by a registered dietician. In general it is paramount to control the diabetes. A low salt diet will probably help the heart issues. But to repeat, controlling the diabetes as closely as possible will help all three of these areas. Read more...
See below. 1. Diabetes- no concentrated sweets- see my diet sheet 2. Heart and kidney- limit salt intake ( hardest diet to follow); avoid fatty meats, fried foods, 'excess eggs' see nutritionist, at least once- they can take foods your used to eating and impose above recommendations onto it- increasing your ability to follow diets successfully. Read more...

What's a good diet for diabetes, kidneys and heart - need advice for my grandma?

Low sugar. The diabetic shoul dwalk more and eat less they should avoid sugars cakes pies the should have high protein meas like eggs, lea meat legumes avoid high sugar fruit and veges ( grapefruit, oranges, banannas avoid excess carbs no white bread watch out to avoid whole wheat. Read more...

11/10 GFR tested 43, 12/5 GFR 39. No symptoms, no hbp 111/68, diabetes or heart disease. Doc 86'd nabumatone, testblood 1 wk. Do I have kidney disease?

Maybe. Estimating glomerular filtration rate from a spot serum creatinine is subscientific and i'm not the only physician who wishes it wasn't routinely reported. If you're a big person, especially a bodybuilder, you may be fine. But this is worth following up with at least repeat labs, urinalysis and perhaps a test of urine concentrating ability before you're a 'kidney patient.' hoping for the best. Read more...

My grandma woke up with her left eye completely white for a couple seconds. She has diabetes and is 85+ hrs old. Is it related to the heart?

Circulation. It is likely due to transient reduction in circulation to the left eye. Diabetes is a risk factor for this. Could be atherosclerosis of the carotid artery or lining of heart. Also could be inflammation of blood vessels. She should be checked with a carotid ultrasound and a blood test for inflammation. , Read more...

I'm 26 & was born 3 mths premature. What kind of testing shud I get before I get pregnant? I had kidney issues as kid, I only have bad eyes& heart palps

Prenatal care. It's wonderful that you're thinking about being in the best health before trying to conceive. A checkup from your internist or gynecologist will help determine whether you will need special care during your pregnancy. Best wishes! Read more...