Explain the risk of diabetes
Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that affects how your body regulates blood sugar (glucose) levels. There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Both types carry certain risks and potential complications.
You need to understand this is not a one-day or month process, these condition developed over a period of time & slowly converts into secondary complications like Heart Attack, Stroke, and Kidney Failure. So even if you go for a full body checkup it’s not enough because that is your today’s health and still you have rest 11 months where the body silently changes and we track these details.
Here are the details of the risks associated with diabetes:
1. High Blood Sugar Levels (Hyperglycemia): One of the primary risks of diabetes is persistently high blood sugar levels. If left uncontrolled, hyperglycemia can lead to various short-term and long-term complications.
2. Short-Term Complications:
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA): A life-threatening condition that can occur in individuals with type 1 diabetes when there is a severe lack of insulin. It results in the accumulation of ketones in the blood, leading to acidosis.
- Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State (HHS): A serious condition that mainly affects people with type 2 diabetes, characterized by extremely high blood sugar levels and severe dehydration.
3. Long-Term Complications:
- Cardiovascular Disease: Diabetes significantly increases the risk of developing cardiovascular problems, such as heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and peripheral artery disease.
- Nerve Damage (Neuropathy): Prolonged high blood sugar levels can damage the nerves throughout the body, leading to pain, tingling, numbness, and loss of sensation, usually in the extremities.
- Kidney Damage (Nephropathy): Diabetes can damage the small blood vessels in the kidneys, leading to kidney failure over time.
- Eye Problems (Retinopathy): Elevated blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels in the retina, potentially causing vision problems and even blindness if left untreated.
- Foot Complications: Poor circulation and nerve damage can lead to foot ulcers, infections, and, in severe cases, the need for amputation.
- Skin and Mouth Infections: People with diabetes are more susceptible to skin infections and oral health problems like gum disease.
- Erectile Dysfunction: Men with diabetes may experience erectile dysfunction due to blood vessel and nerve damage.
- Pregnancy Complications: Pregnant women with diabetes have a higher risk of complications for both themselves and their babies, including preeclampsia, premature birth, and birth defects.
4. Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar): Diabetes medications, especially insulin and some oral drugs, can lower blood sugar levels to dangerously low levels. Hypoglycemia can cause symptoms such as sweating, trembling, confusion, and, in severe cases, unconsciousness.
5. Lifestyle Challenges: Diabetes requires constant management, including regular monitoring of blood sugar levels, adherence to medications, dietary restrictions, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The demands of diabetes management can impact a person’s quality of life and emotional well-being.
It’s important to note that diabetes complications are not inevitable and can be prevented or delayed with proper diabetes management. Regular medical check-ups, self-monitoring of blood sugar levels, medication adherence, a balanced diet, physical activity, and lifestyle changes are essential components of diabetes care to reduce the risks associated with the condition. Additionally, early detection and timely intervention are critical in managing diabetes effectively and preventing or minimizing the development of complications.
Monitoring with INIGIMA Cloud Diagnosis
Well, nowadays google can find every answer but still miss some points every patient is different and the response to medicine is also different. INIGIMA Digital Screening analyses the pattern and symptoms of your health with deep data monitoring by analysing the Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure for a minimum 6 months and if the body responds with medicine and without medicine then only you have to take a decision with your Doctor.