Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to two key changes in your eye.
Warning Signs! Haziness, blurred vision, black spots, double vision, cloudy vision/ curtain like shadow in the eyes.
Uncontrolled diabetes over time leads to a build-up of sugar in the small blood vessels of your kidney. This makes them work less effectively in filtering out waste substances from the blood. The first sign of kidney complication is the presence of small amount of protein in the urine. As the disease progresses, protein content in the urine continues to increase and the filtration capacity of the kidney decreases.
Warning Signs! A diabetic should have their urine checked regularly for protein at least once every year.
Diabetes increases the risk of heart attacks as high blood sugar makes blood flow slow through the arteries and thereby increasing the risk of clot formation. When blood flow is reduced or stopped, one experiences heart attack or angina (reduced oxygen supply to the heart).
Warning Signs! Chest discomfort (tightness), shortness of breath, pulling sensation in the arms, sweating and fatigue are key indications to look out for. If you experience any of the above call the Emergency (1066) or rush to a nearby hospital.
Diabetes can affect your feet.
Treatment is very simple and requires you to doing one of the following
Do remember to make a note of a hypoglycemic event (date/ cause/ blood glucose reading, pre and post meal in your personal health diary to help discuss with your consultant.