Symptoms and Complications of Diabetes | Nucleus Health

by birtanpublished on August 17, 2020

You or someone you know may have been diagnosed with diabetes this video will show you what it is and why it's important to keep it under control people can have different symptoms with diabetes common symptoms include feeling very hungry

Feeling very thirsty urinating often fatigue blurry vision and slow healing of wounds people with type 1 diabetes may also

Experience weight loss symptoms of type 1 diabetes usually develop suddenly they may make a person feel very ill on the other hand symptoms of type 2 diabetes usually develop slowly they may

Be mild enough so they are hard to notice some people have no symptoms if your high blood sugar level isn't treated life-threatening complications can result for example you can become severely ill with a condition called

Diabetic ketoacidosis it's more common in people with type 1 diabetes here's how it happens because you have little or no insulin in your blood your cells can't get the sugar they need for

Energy as a result your body turns to fats and proteins for energy as your body breaks down the fats certain substances known as ketone bodies build up in your blood this

Results in a condition called ketosis if ketones build-up to dangerously high levels in your blood you may develop diabetic ketoacidosis or DKA this may result in coma or death if your blood sugar level drops too low

You may experience a serious complication of diabetes called hypoglycemia a common way this can happen is by taking too much diabetic medication or not eating too much insulin or oral diabetic medication can

Cause too much sugar to go into your cells then your blood sugar level drops down too low certain organs such as the brain need a constant energy supply to work properly because the brain's main source of

Energy is sugar it's the first organ affected by lower sugar levels when your brain cells called neurons don't get enough sugar they start to malfunction symptoms such as nervousness shakiness and confusion can result

If your blood sugar keeps dropping your brain does not have enough energy to work properly this can result in seizures or diabetic coma if your blood sugar level remains high over time long-term health problems can

Occur they include heart and blood vessel disease stroke blindness nerve damage kidney disease and amputation of a foot or leg if you have questions about diabetes or the medications for it

Speak with your doctor it is important to take your medications as directed by your doctor tell him or her about any side-effects you have

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