Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness, end-stage kidney disease, it is the most common cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputation, it increases the risk of  coronary heart disease and cerebral vascular disease by 2 to 4 times,  and it  reduces life expectancy by about 15 years. Are you willing to continue not caring? 

How many years does a person with poorly cared for diabetes live?

The estimated loss of LE associated with diabetes at age 50 years was 3.2 years for men and 3.1 years for women, compared to their counterparts without diabetes. The corresponding estimated loss of DFLE was 8.2 years for men and 9.1 years for women.

What are the symptoms of advanced diabetes?

When signs and symptoms occur, they may include the following:

    Increased thirst.

    Frequent urination.

    Increased hunger.

    Involuntary weight loss.


    Blurred vision.

    Sores that take time to heal.

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    Frequent infections.

Hay different types of diabetes this disease can arise at any time of life,  although the probability of suffering from it increases over the years, and even neonatal cases have been described.

Of course, all the aforementioned complications do not necessarily occur in all diabetics. If a person with diabetes is controlled and maintains glucose, lipid and blood pressure figures in as physiological ranges as possible, even with the corresponding medications, the risk for any of the aforementioned complications  can fall from 60 to 80%”

Specifically, this scientific society explains that diabetes presents a series of chronic complications as a result of the progressive deterioration of the great arteries. The most important are cardiovascular diseases, which are the  main cause of premature mortality among diabetics.

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What if diabetes is not controlled?

Diabetes can make it difficult to control your blood pressure and cholesterol. This can lead to a heart attack, stroke and other problems. It can become more difficult for blood to circulate to the legs and feet.

In turn, adults with diabetes are three to four times more likely to have a heart attack (acute  myocardial infarction), or to have a stroke (stroke), than the  non-diabetic population.

Circulatory difficulties also cause poor wound healing, alter the functioning of the kidneys  (with risk of kidney failure), and produce disorders in  sensitivity (especially in the feet), impotence, or risk of  blindness, among others.

Andthere are several types of diabetes:

-.*Type 1 diabetes (5-10% of cases):* It is commonly detected among younger people. The patient has done nothing to make it arise,  there is a hereditary component behind it usually. It occurs because the  pancreas does not make enough insulin.

-. *Type 2 diabetes (85-90% of cases.):*  the most common from 40. Related to the lifestyle habits of the person,  being obesity the biggest risk factor, as well as bad lifestyle habits. There may also be a genetic or hereditary factor behind it.

-. *Uncommon (5%):*  There is a clear cause, such as having your pancreas removed.

-. *Gestational diabetes:*  It is a special entity, it occurs with pregnancy and ends when pregnancy ends. It is known that these people later have a higher risk of developing type II diabetes.

This disease can eventually lead to vision problems, with diabetic retinopathies in advanced stages being the main cause of blindness; while in the kidney diabetes is the most frequent cause of dialysis or the possibility of kidney transplantation; while determining that this pathology is usually the most frequent cause for a foot or leg amputation to occur.

Also, diabetes affects the nerves of the body, since maintaining high sugar levels leads to the deterioration of them, especially the longest, and mainly those that go to the feet.

This affectation leads to lose sensation in the feet and for example not to notice the heat, and there is a burn in an easier way; or for example if the person treads badly that is not detected and that has  injuries to the foot.

This also leads to diabetic foot, a very serious complication, together with poor circulation, which can lead to amputation of the foot; or cardiovascular diseases (poor circulation or stroke, for example).

Ifyou follow a healthy lifestyle, it is the best option, especially if you are a person who may develop diabetes, either because of your family history or because you have developed gestational diabetes, as well as to follow a control of blood sugar levels, through routine blood tests that are performed in primary care, where it can be detected.

What is the deadliest diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is the result of a rheumatological disease in which the body itself attacks and destroys the beta cells of the pancreas.

How to keep track of diabetes?

Ways to manage your diabetes

    The key factors of diabetes control.

    Follow your diabetes eating plan.

    Make physical activity a habit.

    Take your medicines.

    Measure your blood glucose level.

    Collaborate with your health care team.

    Deal with your diabetes in a healthy way.

That you can’t take a diabetic?

Avoid sugary drinks such as regular soda, fruit punches, fruit drinks, sports drinks, and sweet tea, among others. They raise blood glucose and a single portion can contain hundreds of calories!

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