Four Complications of Diabetes
Diabetes itself is not fearful. The fearful thing is that diabetes can induce some serious complications. And once some complications occur, it can affect your future treatment.
Four major complications of diabetes:
1. Eye problems
High blood sugar in diabetic patients will attack the macular area of the retina, which is easy to cause double vision, distortion, blur and floaters. Besides, it is also easy to cause cataracts and other diseases, and lead to blindness in severe cases.
The capillaries of eyes are very tiny and small. In the long-term hyperglycemia environment, these tiny and small blood vessels will be damaged first. If you do not protect them, it is easy to cause hardening, bleeding and blindness.
It is very important to stay fit before the lesion arrives. You should play computer and cellphone less. Have a rest after using your eyes for 20 minutes on average.
On diet, you should eat more dark foods such as color peppers, carrots, broccoli, purple cabbage, corn and pumpkin, etc. Lamb liver or pig liver should be taken once a week if there is no specific intolerance.
2. Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases
Diabetics have more sugar in their blood, which increases viscosity and blood pressure. It is bad for blood vessels throughout the body. It not only attacks the tiny capillaries of your eyes, but also can attack whole body blood vessels, resulting in arteriosclerosis, myocardial infarction, heart failure and other serious consequences.
Eat foods that contain EPA.The EPA is known as "vascular scavenger" for its ability to clean blood vessels and keep their walls smooth. For example, eat more deep-sea fish, a small amount of nuts, and flaxseed oil.
3. Gastrointestinal tract problem
Coarse cereal foods can delay the increase of blood sugar. It is a good plan to control sugar. And it not only provides nutrients of staple food, but also contains B group vitamins, dietary fiber and minerals. However, if you have gastrointestinal tract problem, you should not eat too much coarse cereals.
Thus, diabetics pay attention to the protection of digestive tract. Don't overeat, and don't be hungry. Try not to drink alcohol.
4. Kidney disease
Poor glycemic control is easy to induce kidney disease and cause kidney damage. Kidney damage patients have strict requirements for protein, potassium and other nutrients, which is bad for controlling blood sugar.
It is suggested that diabetic patients should teat urinary microalbumin every half year. If there are indicators, you should take treatment as soon as possible. On diet, do not overeat, do not suddenly eat a lot of meat, do not weight loss, drink adequate amount of water every day, supplement calcium scientifically. Also be careful not to abuse drugs.
***Please seek professional medical advise for the diagnosis or treatment of any ailment, disease or medical condition. This article is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a licensed medical professional.***