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Consequences of Diabetes

There are many consequences of diabetes that may cause significant changes to your health. You might develop serious health problems such as:

Consequences of Diabetes

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Physical Consequences of Diabetes

  • Skin – Skin problems are common in diabetics. Watch out for infections and other skin disorders such as calluses and foot ulcers.
  • Eyes – Cataracts, glaucoma and other eye problems should be monitored by getting regular eye checkups. People with diabetes will more than likely develop a disorder of the retina.
  • Feet – Numbness in the feet can occur if you have diabetes as can numerous other problems associated with circulation.

The truth is that with regular care and treatments from your health-care provider, plus some necessary lifestyle changes, a diagnosis of diabetes doesn’t have to mean that complications are inevitable and devastating. Some of the changes that you can make to your lifestyle are:

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Diabetes Lifestyle Changes

  • Stress – Stress is harmful to both our mental and physical state of mind. If you can reduce stress in your life or learn how to manage it better, you can better control your blood glucose levels.
  • Regular exercise – Regular exercise can help your body respond positively to insulin and lower your blood sugar level. First, be sure that it’s safe for you to engage in some type of physical activity and then chose an exercise plan that you can enjoy and stick to. Be sure to drink plenty of water.
  • Diet – Consistency is key to a good diet plan for diabetes. Lower your intake of carbohydrates and try to eat about the same amount of food and at the same time every day to keep your blood sugar level on an even keel. Your health care provider can help you with a diet plan.
  • Smoking – If you’re a smoker, you need to know that smoking lessens the flow of blood in small blood vessels to the feet, which is why smokers are more likely to have amputations.

Diabetes Complications

Some other diseases that can strike your body when you suffer from diabetes are “frozen shoulder” and hemochromatosis. Frozen shoulder can cause your shoulder to become very stiff and immobile. Hemochromatosis is a genetic disease that can cause a diabetes onset known as “bronze diabetes,” which is extremely serious and sometimes fatal.

As you can see, diabetes can be very limiting and sometimes devastating to your lifestyle and your plans for the future. Among the things you can do to ensure that your diabetes is properly treated is to store your insulin as it should be and check the expiration dates on the vials before you use it.

If you have diabetes, you should check with your doctor and/or pharmacist before using any other medications – even over-the-counter products. Keep in close contact with your health care provider and report any suspicious medical problems immediately.



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27 Comments

  1. Of late, I am noticing many more “eye-problems” and I am exercising more intensely. It’s helping me out so much.

  2. These are some scary symptoms. It definitely makes me feel like I need to keep myself healthy!

  3. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    I can relate. I am a diabetic, the unwilling heir of the family gene. I try my best to keep my blood sugar levels within “acceptable” range but there are times that it fluctuates and leaves me frustrated. I know there is no cure, but taking care of my health to avoid complications is the best way to live a full life despite this chronic illness.

    • In Home Medical Supplies says:

      Diabetes can be challenging, but you sound like you’re up for it. Thanks for commenting!

  4. I have diabetes for 5 years now.I was using insulin and last year they change me to the pill. It was the best thing.My glucose levels are not high.

  5. I have a family member who has Diabetes Type II. This is great information. It’s an eye-opener!

  6. This is such an important post – really helps to create an awareness and understanding of Diabetes xx

  7. Diabetes is such a serious condition. Unfortunately, so many people still don’t know much about it. Thank you for keeping us all educated with this helpful information!

  8. thanks for sharing this. i would have really appreciated this when I had diabetes caused by prednisone last year. joy

  9. My mother had diabetes and I was her caregiver. It is a devastating disease.

  10. It’s very sad to see what can happen if you don’t take care of yourself and keep your blood sugars in check

  11. It’s so important for people with diabetes to do everything they can to take care of themselves. This is an excellent reminder of what can happen when diabetes is not properly handled.

  12. Excellent tips and thanks for spreading the awareness on Diabetes which is very common in many individuals. I am sure your post will be beneficial for many. I would bookmark it.

  13. Diet and exercise seem to be the answer to everything. I wish they were easier to do right. 🙂

  14. Diabetes can really wreck the body. It’s so important to for those who have it to eat the right foods and get plenty of exercise. I knew a diabetic who didn’t take care of himself, and it was a really bad scene for him.

  15. Nicole Anderson says:

    This post would be quite an eye opener to many people with respect to all the other related problems diabetes can cause in the body. This really is a serious condition that requires careful management to prevent a number of other issues that will significantly damage your health over the long term – and impact your overall life expectancy.

    • In Home Medical Supplies says:

      Yes, it should hopefully wake people up to the danger of diabetes. It is avoidable much of the time.

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