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It can lead to eye problems, some of which can cause blindness if not treated: Glaucoma Cataracts Diabetic retinopathy, which involves the small blood vessels in your eyes. That’s why diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, said Bernstein. He added it’s also why chronic kidney disease is a major risk factor for serious heart disease, stroke and death. Diabetes doubles the risk of heart attack and there is more four times the risk of getting a stroke.
Heart attack factually is the number one fatality cause for people with diabetes. The severities of death and paralysis are alike and you can even be disabled and paralyzed for life if diabetes untreated on time. Untreated diabetes also doubles the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
On the other hand, small blood vessels found in the kidney can get damaged if type 2 diabetes is untreated. It leads to kidney failure over time and the patient might require a kidney transplant or regular dialysis to survive in such a scenario. What long-term problems may affect people with diabetes? People with diabetes are at risk for long-term problems affecting the eyes, kidneys, heart, brain, feet, and nerves.
The best way to prevent or delay these problems is to control your blood sugar and take good care of yourself. Having diabetes spikes your risk for all kinds of skin issues, including bacterial infections such as boils and urinary tract infections, fungal infections, and itching. “Fungal infection. Untreated or poorly controlled diabetes increases your risk for serious damage to your heart and kidneys. Blockage of the coronary arteries is more severe and occurs at a younger age in people with diabetes. Skin complications.
Stay alert for symptoms of skin infections and other skin disorders common in people with diabetes. Read more. Eye complications. Keep your risk of glaucoma, cataracts and other eye problems low with regular checkups.
Read more. Neuropathy. Nerve damage from diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy (new-ROP-uh-thee). Left untreated, diabetes can lead to blindness, kidney disease, heart disease, amputation, and high blood pressure. A new study published in the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology found even more deadly effects that come from undiagnosed diabetes.
If type 2 diabetes goes untreated, the high blood sugar can affect various cells and organs in the body. Complications include kidney damage, often leading to dialysis, eye damage, which could result in blindness, or an increased risk for heart disease or stroke.
List of related literature:
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|from The Diabetic Foot: Medical and Surgical Management|
|from Davis’s Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications|
|from Human Nutrition E-Book|
|from Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology E-Book|
|from Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions|
|from Understanding Pharmacology E-Book: Essentials for Medication Safety|
|from The Midwives’ Guide to Key Medical Conditions E-Book: Pregnancy and Childbirth|
|from Goldman’s Cecil Medicine,Expert Consult Premium Edition Enhanced Online Features and Print, Single Volume,24: Goldman’s Cecil Medicine|