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Diabetes Complications

Diabetes complications can be divided into:

Acute complications

  • Low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia) in both type 1 and 2 diabetes,
  • Diabetes ketoacidosis when blood sugar levels are extremely high

These complications can be prevented by regular monitoring of blood sugar and compliance to the treatment plan.

Long-term diabetes complications

  • Heart and blood vessels disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Eye disorders which may cause vision loss
  • Neuropathy
  • Diabetic foot that may lead to amputation

Fortunately, it is possible to prevent or delay diabetes long-term complications and enjoy a normal active healthy life by following the treating doctor’s and diabetes-care team’s instructions. The diabetes-care team include a diabetes educator, dietitian, pharmacist, ophthalmologist, dentist, podiatrist, and fitness instructor.

It is important to be compliant with medical appointments, lab tests, and perform regular foot, eye, and teeth examinations. Adopting a healthy lifestyle is exceptionally important in addition to previously mentioned precautions.