Friday, October 31, 2014

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At a Glance

Diabetes often leads to blindness, heart and blood vessel disease, stroke, kidney failure, amputations, and nerve damage. Uncontrolled diabetes can complicate pregnancy, and birth defects are more common in babies born to women with diabetes. Controlling blood sugars and living a healthy lifestyle can inihibit many of these complications.

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Obesity

Studies have shown a connection between obesity and diabetes. Though being obese does not cause diabetes it is a risk…

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Sleep Issues

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can be even more serious when combined with diabetes. Not only are you at increased risk for heart attack and stroke, but it can also…

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Nerve Pain

Many people with diabetes have some form of nervous system damage. Neuropathy poses a risk to diabetic patients, because loss of sensation can prevent injury or infection…

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Heart Disease

People with diabetes face an increased risk of dying from serious heart disease. Steps to reduce heart risk should be taken as well as talking to a cardiologist and…

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Eyesight

Complications from diabetes can include problems with eye sight, including diabetic retinopathy,  which damages the retina. Maintaining normal A1C and blood pressure…

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Depression

Having diabetes can lead to feelings of depression because it is a serious and difficult disease to manage.  Stress is created from the all-encompassing management and…

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Almost all of us who have diabetes have to deal with other medical problems too. But none of these conditions affects more of us than obesity and the problems that come with it.   More than 85 percent of adults with diabetes were overweight…