Health issues related to type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is due to the failure of the production of insulin from the pancreas. Insulin is used to convert sugar into energy if there is no insulin production then there is more sugar in the blood. A high level of blood sugar will be a start to lots of complications in every part of the body.

Type 1 diabetes complications

Complications of diabetes mellitus are created literally in almost all parts of the body. If the blood sugar level is not managed properly then it may lead to many complications. If diabetes is not properly maintained for long periods chances of getting complications will be high. The foremost parts which will get more effects of type 1 diabetes complications are

  • Heart

  • Blood vessels

  • Eyes

  • Kidney

  • Nerves

  • Teeth

  • Skin

  • Foot

Other than this, a person with type 1 diabetes will have the probability of getting Diabetic ketoacidosis, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia.

Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia

Hypoglycemia is a state in which the blood sugar level will be low. Low blood sugar levels will guide to fatigue, numbness, diabetic ketoacidosis.

Hyperglycemia is a condition in which the blood sugar level will be high. High blood sugar levels will lead to a large number of complications.

Cardiovascular diseases due to diabetes

The risk of getting a cardiovascular disease is twice for diabetes patients than normal people. High blood sugar will damage the blood vessels which leads to huge complications. Large deposit of sugar in the blood will lead to a blood clot.

Cardiovascular diseases faced by diabetic peoples are stroke, narrowing of arteries, heart attack, chest pain.

Nerve damage due to diabetes

A large amount of sugar in the blood will lead to damage of tiny blood vessels which is used to nourish the nerves mainly in the legs which leads to insensitivity mainly in the legs. Results are mostly

  • Numbness

  • Tingling

  • Insensitivity

  • Burning or pain starting in the toes

Skin complications due to diabetes

Many skin complications are linked to diabetes. But the complications can be well treated when diagnosed early. Skin problems related to diabetes are

  • Digital sclerosis

  • Diabetic dermopathy

  • Diabetic blisters

  • Allergic reactions

  • Bacterial infections

  • Fungal infection

  • Itching

Taking good care of your skin in a natural way will limit many complications related to diabetes on skin.

Kidney diseases related to diabetes

Kidney complications and diabetes are interlinked. It is reported that diabetes is one of the major reason which leads to chronic kidney disease. The kidney is one of the principal parts of the body and it contains several tiny blood vessels and a high blood sugar level will damage it. Damaging tiny blood vessels will drive to kidney failure. Keeping the blood sugar level in control will be more effective to stop kidney failure to diabetic patients.

Eye complications due to diabetes

A serious eye-related complication is a diabetic retinopathy. It is found that about 1 in 3 diabetic people is found with diabetic retinopathy. Other eye-related difficulties related to diabetes are glaucoma, cataracts, and some other neuropathies.

Diabetic ketoacidosis 

Diabetic ketoacidosis (diabetic coma) is formed when patients with type 1 diabetes take a large volume of insulin. Taking a high amount of insulin will lower the blood sugar level largely. When there is no sugar to convert into energy then insulin will take the fat from the body and convert it into energy. Converting fat into energy will result in the release of ketones. A high level of ketone is poisonous and leads to diabetic ketoacidosis.

All diabetic-related complications can be reduced and even avoided by proper management of diabetes. To know more about diabetes management and treatment click here.

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