7 Tips for Reducing the Risk of Diabetes Complications

Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 by cahyo in

Diabetes patients rarely die because of diabetes itself, but more often die from complications of diabetes.

So, after a person is diagnosed with diabetes, you should try to prevent the occurrence of diabetic complications.

Here are tips on preventing the occurrence of complications of diabetes:

1. Controlling blood glucose levels

Clinical trials conducted in the United States and Britain show that patients with lower glucose levels have fewer diabetic complications than patients who had higher glucose levels.

To control blood glucose levels, patients should continue to monitor his blood glucose with blood glucose monitors. In some patients, lifestyle modification through diabetic diet and exercise is enough to lower blood glucose levels. However, many diabetes patients must use insulin to lower blood glucose levels.


Diabetes Complication that May Happen to Diabetics

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Diabetes is a disease that can cause complications than most other diseases. High blood sugar levels can cause damage to blood vessels, nerves, and other internal structures. It also can lead to thickening of blood vessel walls. This thickening will result in reduced blood flow primarily to the skin and nerves.
High blood sugar levels can also cause increased fat levels in the blood, thus causing atherosclerosis or the accumulation of fatty plaques in blood vessels.

Diabetics have 2-6 times the risk of having atherosclerosis than people who have normal blood sugar levels.

Poor circulation can damage various organs. Poor circulation in small blood vessels (micro) can cause damage to the eyes, kidneys, nerves and skin, and slow healing of wounds.

Meanwhile, poor circulation through large blood vessels (macro) can injure the brain, heart, and veins of the legs (makroangiopati).

Without proper diabetic diet, complications may come sooner than you think. Here are five complications that may arise due to diabetes: