Know how to reduce complications of diabetes

Posted on November 19, 2019 . By Admin
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Suffering from diabetes? Have a look!

Unlike other diseases, diabetes is one such chronic disease which can make one feel both tired and time-consuming. Prevention is a must when it comes to diabetes, as its complications can lead to serious illness, sometimes even to death.

Here are a few things people suffering from diabetes might need to enjoy a healthy, happy life.

1.Medications

Most of the drugs that are prescribed for people suffering from diabetes can cause serious, even life-threatening consequences, as they tend to react with other prescriptions. Don’t forget to consult with your physician before the start of any medication. There is no harm in asking your doctor regarding the other medicines as well.

2.Checkups

Diabetes can be managed as well as prevented with ABC check-ups.

A1C test-

Unlike your normal blood test, the A1C blood test examines blood sugar levels over three months. This test must be done around 2-3 times a year.

Blood Pressure-

Examining whether the levels of blood pressure are under the limit is a must for every diabetic patient. High blood pressure will not only affect your blood vessels but it can also have a damaging effect on your kidneys, eyes, legs, heart, teeth, etc.

Cholesterol-

Diabetes and high cholesterol never get along well with each other. Together, they can also increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, etc. One must follow a proper routine which includes exercise, diet, etc. to maintain their cholesterol levels

3.Eyes

Diabetic patients need to visit their ophthalmologist at regular intervals as diabetic patients are at high risk for several eye conditions such as retinal damage, glaucoma, lost vision, cataract, premature cataract, etc

4.Vaccination

thus leaving diabetic patients prone to many diseases. That is why the timely intake of vaccinations and insulins should be done along with regular check-ups.

5.Feet

Diabetes generally sabotages the blood flow in our body and cause nerve damage. This can lead to intense pain, pins and needles or loss of sensation in the feet. If you are suffering from diabetes, you should show special care towards your feet as even small cuts, open wounds and blisters can lead to allergies and infections.

6.Smoking / alcohol

Smoking can leave you with many serious health conditions including high cholesterol levels, kidney disorders, unstable blood sugar levels, nerve damage, foot ulcers, toe amputation, etc. Consumption of alcohol causes variation in the levels of blood glucose, leading to rise when consumed followed by a drop later. According to the best diabetologist in Chennai, it is always better to quit both smoking and drinking

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