What can happen if my Diabetes is not properly treated and controlled?

diabetes-complications

Outsmart Diabetes 1-2-3: A 3 Step Plan to Balance Blood Sugar, Lose Weight, and Reverse Diabetes Complications

I knew another nice lady when I worked in Teva Pharmaceuticals called Laura Byrne!

We both worked in the same stability group together!

She was a very hard worker and very compliant,she came in to work early  and was never late for work!

She always had her Lab bench neat and tidy!

She was a very good friend to me and we got on very well,she invited me to her wedding and she looked really lovely on her wedding day!

She is a very kind person and helps people a lot!

She also has two lovely sisters called Pauline and Marie!

Pauline worked in the bank for many years,I am not sure I think it was the Allied Irish Bank!

I also went to her wedding with Helen Collins,another nice lady who also worked in the Stability Group with Laura and myself!

Helen and Laura were both at my wedding as the three of us were good friends!

Of course Pauline and Marie were at Laura’s hen night and we all had a great night!

I dont know Laura’s sisters that well as I only met them a few times but I thought both of them were really nice!

Marie,Laura and myself went to the cinema one night and we had a lovely time!

My other friend Helen was a very good worker too and she met her husband Declan in Ivax too the same as myself and Brendan,that is the company name previous to Teva Pharmaceuticals!

Declan was also a very good worker and a really nice man with a good sense of humour!

Declan and Helen make a lovely couple!

Helen was also at Laura’s wedding too and I thought she looked lovely,the dress she wore was really classy and elegant!

Uncontrolled diabetes, which generally refers to glucose levels that are not in the target range, can lead to immediate short-term and long term consequences.

If diabetes is not properly treated it can lead to high blood sugar levels(hyperglycemia)and low blood sugar levels(hypoglycemia).

High blood sugar levels can lead to Ketoacidosis.This means that the fat content in food is converted into ketones which are highly acidic compounds.The person then becomes dehydrated an the blood becomes alkaline as the body loses water.

The person then needs to inject themselves with insulin in order to stabilise their blood sugar levels.

Low blood sugar levels leads to hypoglycemia.Hypoglycemia causes one to feel dizzy ,tired,  hungry and shaky.

The person needs a slow acting and fast acting carbohydrate to stabilise their blood sugar levels.

If a person does not treat their hypoglycemia attack straight away it could lead to coma or even death!

The long term consequences of poor diabetic control are diabetic eye disease (retinopathy), which is the leading cause of blindness in adults , diabetic kidney disease (nephropathy), which is the leading cause of severe kidney failure and nerve damage (neuropathy) which is present in about one out of  three people with diabetes at the time of diagnosis .

Both retinopathy and nephropathy can be entirely without symptoms until they reach an advanced and irreversible stage, leading to blindness and the need for kidney dialysis or transplant.

Diabetic neuropathy can cause very troublesome symptoms and lead to loss of sensation, mainly in the feet, which places the patient at high risk of trauma, infection, and amputations of the legs and feet.

Disease of the large blood vessels leads to a high rate of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and amputation of the (usually lower) limbs.

Fortunately, studies have shown that good control of diabetes can prevent or delay the progression of many of these serious problems, but other contributing factors, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, must also be given careful attention.

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