The “what ifs” associated with this sickness and the possible consequences it may cause aren’t something most are prepared to deal with.
We must know how important it is to take preventative measures and educate ourselves on diabetes; the disease doesn’t wait for anybody. The worst-case situations are seldom ideal, but knowing them provides us the ability to plan and avoid them if at all feasible.
Here are some of the most frequent complications of diabetes and the medically suggested ways to avoid them.
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
The kidneys have millions of small blood channels that filter the blood and remove waste. When blood glucose levels are elevated, these mechanisms get overworked. These filters gradually weaken over time, leading to protein in the urine. Microalbuminuria is the first sign of chronic kidney disease.
Early diagnosis is important since it is possible to slow or stop the progression of CKD with therapy. If a urine protein test isn’t already part of your routine checkups, talk to your doctor about scheduling one.
Other warning signs for chronic kidney disease include:
- difficulty sleeping
- difficulty concentrating
- upset stomach
- decreased appetite
Reducing blood sugar levels significantly helps avoid kidney disease. Strict glucose monitoring has been demonstrated to minimize the incidence of CKD by one-third, according to studies.
Regaining control may reduce the likelihood of protein loss in the urine (microalbuminuria) by half, and in some cases even reverse it.
Knowing what neuropathy is and the signs to watch for is vital since almost half of individuals with diabetes will develop some kind of neuropathy.
Damage to the body’s nerves is the root cause of neuropathy. The most prevalent kind of neuropathy, known as “peripheral,” manifests itself in the extremities. It may cause a variety of sensations, including “pins and needles,” tingling, numbness, or