What Are The Dangers Of Not Treating Your Diabetes?
The effects of diabetes manifest in nearly all organ systems of the body and it left untreated, diabetes can lead to heart disease, kidney failure, loss of vision, loss of foot etc. But what is cause of these effects of diabetes? As you know, diabetics have higher blood glucose levels than do normal people, the excess blood sugar starts getting deposited in the blood vessels of diabetics, which in turn leads to two sets of long-term complications both related to abnormalities in blood vessel Microvascular complications: these complications are due to abnormalities in small blood vessels. They are Diabetic retinopathy affecting the eyes/vision: can result in sudden/accelerated loss of vision Diabetic nephropathy affecting the kidneys: diabetes type 2 is a leading cause of renal failure in India Diabetic neuropathy including diabetic foot, erectile dysfunction, GI and urinary problems, gangrene of foot etc . Increased risk of infection and sepsis: due to diabetic angiopathy (injury to blood vessels) and immune compromise To read in detail about what % of diabetics get these and after how many years and how good control of blood sugar levels help: read Diabetes complications: what is Continue reading >>