The Intense Perils of Untreated Diabetes

 

AskDHR • What Happens if Diabetes is Left Untreated?

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Man Risks Going Blind from Untreated Diabetes | Embarrassing Bodies | Only Human

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Health Problems Caused By Diabetes

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Complications from diabetes

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Complications of type 2 diabetes

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Diabetes & Associated Complications

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Long term complications of diabetes

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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:

Acute illness increases the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis in patients with type 1 diabetes and increases the risk for hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome in patients with type 2 diabetes.

“Foundations and Adult Health Nursing” by Kim Cooper, RN, MSN, Kelly Gosnell, RN, MSN
from Foundations and Adult Health Nursing
by Kim Cooper, RN, MSN, Kelly Gosnell, RN, MSN
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

If left untreated diabetes could cause many serious, long­term complications include cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney failure, foot ulcers, and damage to the eyes.

“Kingdom of Shiva” by Sivkishen
from Kingdom of Shiva
by Sivkishen
Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd, 2015

Thus, many patients diagnosed with diabetes and under treatment are at high risk for complications, including peripheral vascular disease due to inadequate glycemic control.

“The Diabetic Foot: Medical and Surgical Management” by Aristidis Veves, John M. Giurini, Frank W. LoGerfo
from The Diabetic Foot: Medical and Surgical Management
by Aristidis Veves, John M. Giurini, Frank W. LoGerfo
Humana Press, 2012

The chronic hyperglycemia of diabetes over time may lead to damage, dysfunction, and eventually failure of the eyes (retinopathy), kidneys (nephropathy), nerves (neuropathy), heart (cardiovascular disease), and blood vessels (microand macrovascular conditions).

“Davis's Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications” by Anne M Van Leeuwen, Mickey L Bladh
from Davis’s Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications
by Anne M Van Leeuwen, Mickey L Bladh
F.A. Davis Company, 2019

The risk of pro­liferative retinopathy, the main cause of blindness in type 1 diabeticpatients, increases rapidly between 10 and 15 years after the onset of diabetes, then remains remarkably constant, reaching a cumula­tive risk of about 60% after 40 years of diabetes.

“Human Nutrition E-Book” by Catherine Geissler, Hilary Powers
from Human Nutrition E-Book
by Catherine Geissler, Hilary Powers
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Many patients also lose the clinical manifestations of overt diabetes (e.g., hyperglycemia) because of CKD-associated weight loss, impaired renal gluconeogenesis, or increased insulin half-life in CKD.

“Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology E-Book” by Richard J. Johnson, John Feehally, Jurgen Floege, Marcello Tonelli
from Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology E-Book
by Richard J. Johnson, John Feehally, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Untreated or poorly managed diabetes has many systemic complications: retinopathy, which leads to blindness; neuropathy; renal failure; atherosclerosis leading to myocardial infarction; and cerebrovascular accidents.

“Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions” by Margaret Schell Frazier, RN, CMA, BS, Jeanette Drzymkowski, RN, BS
from Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions
by Margaret Schell Frazier, RN, CMA, BS, Jeanette Drzymkowski, RN, BS
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

• Complications from untreated or poorly controlled diabetes include blindness; kidney failure; foot and leg amputations; hypertension; and increased risk for infection, heart attacks, and strokes.

“Understanding Pharmacology E-Book: Essentials for Medication Safety” by M. Linda Workman, Linda A. LaCharity, Susan L. Kruchko
from Understanding Pharmacology E-Book: Essentials for Medication Safety
by M. Linda Workman, Linda A. LaCharity, Susan L. Kruchko
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

Diabetes can lead to serious complications, such as heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and stroke and nerve damage, leading to amputation (Diabetes UK 2006).

“The Midwives' Guide to Key Medical Conditions E-Book: Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Linda Wylie, Helen G H Bryce
from The Midwives’ Guide to Key Medical Conditions E-Book: Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Linda Wylie, Helen G H Bryce
Elsevier Health Sciences UK, 2008

Interestingly, hyperinsulinemia has been detected in prediabetic subjects as early as one to two decades before clinical onset, suggesting that the development of diabetes can be exceedingly slow.

“Goldman's Cecil Medicine,Expert Consult Premium Edition Enhanced Online Features and Print, Single Volume,24: Goldman's Cecil Medicine” by Russell La Fayette Cecil, Lee Goldman, Andrew I. Schafer
from Goldman’s Cecil Medicine,Expert Consult Premium Edition Enhanced Online Features and Print, Single Volume,24: Goldman’s Cecil Medicine
by Russell La Fayette Cecil, Lee Goldman, Andrew I. Schafer
Elsevier/Saunders, 2012

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  • Dear Amjad,

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  • Awesome and convincing video clip. Should have any problem if this to be translated into local language for reaching to more and more people?

  • That’s a really well done explanation, thank you very much.
    My dad findings of fasting blood sugar before 11month was 417mg/dL and the normal below 126. From that time he TOTALLY reject going to hospital and checking his health. He suffers from extreme fatigue and sugar craving. I’m tired from convincing him..and I’m terribly terrified about him all day long. God help all patients and their family around the world.

  • Diabetes is a disorder of the metabolism causing excessive thirst and the production of large amounts of urine. Diabetes is a common life-long health condition. There are 3.3 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and an estimated 590,000 people who have the condition, but don’t know it.

  • It is one of the best videos I watched that explained the complication associated with diabetes. Can I please use your video in my diabetes prevention and management class?