Monday, 8 August 2011

Diabetes Complications

Complication of Diabetes

                    Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. Those with diabetes are at high risk for a number of complications.Diabetes is caused by a problem in the way your body makes or uses insulin. There are several types of diabetes. This article discusses the possible complications related to diabetes. After many years, diabetes can lead to serious problems throughout your body, including your eyes, kidneys, and nerves.


Diabetes can also damage blood vessels in the eyes, causing vision problems or blindness. Conditions may include: Cataracts, Diabetic retinopathy, Glaucoma, Macular edema

People with diabetes are more likely to have foot problems because of nerve and blood vessel damage. Small sores or breaks in the skin may turn into deep skin ulcers if not treated properly. If these skin ulcers do not improve, or become larger or go deeper, amputation of the affected limb may be needed. (Diabetes foot care.)

Infections of the female genital tract, the skin, or the urinary tract,Kidney disease and kidney failure (diabetic nephropathy), Problems attaining or maintaining an erection (impotence)

Since those with diabetes have a much higher chance of developing heart disease, kidney disease, and other medical problems, they may need to take certain medicines to treat or prevent these problems.

An ACE inhibitor  is often recommeded:
• As the first choice medicine for treating high blood pressure
• For those who have signs of early kidney disesae
• ACE inhibitors include captopril

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