I have discussed here possible complications that are linked to diabetes. These complications can happen to you if you don’t control your diabetes. Diabetes type 2 usually lasts a lifetime, and but it can be controlled with exercise, weight control, and even diet and there are reports that after some months of proper management, the diabetes symptoms have to reduced.
1 Watch your Foot – Ulcers of the foot are serious complications due to diabetes these are complications that can happen to you if you do not control your diabetes. It is serious because your foot may have to be amputated for it to be treated well.
2 Your Eyes can also be affected- Diabetic retinopathy and even cataracts are some eyes complications that are linked to diabetes. This happens when pressure builds up in the eyes due to the effect of diabetes. They can be treated with drugs and sometimes with surgery.
3 Skin issues – Persons living with diabetes are more likely going to get skin infections or skin disorders compared with persons living without diabetes. Please avoid bleaching of your skin if you are diabetic and control your diabetes by taking your medications, weight control and taking the right diet.
4 Hypertension and Heart problems –These complications are common with people living with diabetes. And this can also lead to other health complications like kidney disease, stroke, and even heart attack. This can happen when there is a shortage of blood to the heart and other important organs in the body due to the effect of diabetes.
5 Mental health issues – If you don’t control your diabetes, you are at risk of having mental health issues. Health problems like anxiety and depression can be linked to uncontrolled diabetes.
6 Gastroparesis – I fear this disease. It is when the muscles of the stomach stop functioning properly. And it is characterise with bleeding in the stomach,
indigestion and even stomach ulcer.
7 Ketoacidosis – Acidity in the blood is a health complication that can be linked to diabetes. It is when you have an accumulation of ketosis and acidosis in the body due to the effect of uncontrolled diabetes.
8 Neuropathy – Nerve damage can happen to you if you don’t control your diabetes. Ataxia, Bell's palsy, Brachial neuritis, Distal muscular dystrophy and so many other neuro diseases are a link to uncontrolled diabetes.
9 Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome - This is a serious complication. It is when the blood sugar levels go up and it will be difficult to bring it down.
10 Stroke –People with uncontrolled diabetes have a high risk of having a stroke because if your hypertension due to high cholesterol levels and high blood sugar levels are not controlled you might have a stroke.
11 Erectile dysfunction –Men with diabetes that is not controlled are associated with male impotence. It is very common with men and it can be treated by controlling your diabetes and seeing your health care provider for proper investigation and treatment.
12 Healing of wounds –Persons with uncontrolled diabetes have cuts that take more time to heal. Unlike people without diabetes. This due to a high level of blood sugar.