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by Kenny
Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Type 1 Diabetes
Topic: First Complication of Diabetes?
Replies: 3
Views: 2026

Re: First Complication of Diabetes?

If you have Hyperglycemia, it can make capillary walls thick. This makes the blood stickier and your small blood vessels can leak. This of course will lead to poor circulation to the arms, legs, skin, and feet. It can also affect the eyes and kidneys.
by Kenny
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: General Diabetes
Topic: Does Diabetes affect the brain?
Replies: 1
Views: 12453

Re: Does Diabetes affect the brain?

Yes, diabetes does affect the brain. There have been many studies done to support this fact. Diabetes can cause blood vessels to become less responsive to different parts of the brain. When performing tasks you need increased blood flow to the brain to make these things happen. That is why it is imp...
by Kenny
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: General Diabetes
Topic: Why would healing is delayed in diabetes people?
Replies: 2
Views: 13481

Re: Why would healing is delayed in diabetes people?

Yes, this is very much true. Basically, when your blood sugar level is elevated it can stiffen arteries and make blood vessels very narrow. This of course means poor circulation because of the decreased blood flow and this lowers the efficiency of white blood cells to fight infection. This is why it...
by Kenny
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: General Diabetes
Topic: How does diabetes affect the heart and blood vessels?
Replies: 1
Views: 12557

Re: How does diabetes affect the heart and blood vessels?

The way it affects them is that the arteries can get damaged and fatty materials can build up. When this happens, it can restrict blood flow severely and make the heart work harder than it needs to. This in turn can cause a heart attack.
by Kenny
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: General Diabetes
Topic: How does diabetes work? and How quickly it can be discovered?
Replies: 1
Views: 12601

Re: How does diabetes work? and How quickly it can be discovered?

Type one which is not as common, affects the immune system. It attacks its own insulin producing cells, which brings your insulin in your body almost down to zero. Type two is when the cells in your body no longer react to insulin like they should be doing. If a person starts developing symptoms, th...
by Kenny
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: General Diabetes
Topic: how to get rid of nausea from diabetes?
Replies: 1
Views: 12528

Re: how to get rid of nausea from diabetes?

This is a very common thing that happens with people that have diabetes. The best thing to do is start fasting, which means limiting your intake of food for a day or two at most until the nausea passes. The best thing is to talk with your doctor to see how your medications can be adjusted to help you.
by Kenny
Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: General Diabetes
Topic: What are the Myths about Diabetes?
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: What are the Myths about Diabetes?

One myth is that you will have obvious symptoms if your blood sugar is too high. Sometimes a slightly elevated level will show only mild symptoms that can be overlooked. One it gets to a higher more dangerous level, then you will notice the more common symptoms.
by Kenny
Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: General Diabetes
Topic: What type of footware needed for diabetics? Do they have special footwear?
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Re: What type of footware needed for diabetics? Do they have special footwear?

Many times diabetics can develop many foot problems like plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and peripheral neuropathy, which is a numbness in the hands, feet, arms, and legs. This is why it is recommended to see a podiatrist so they can get you the proper footwear. The shoes tend to have a wider and hig...
by Kenny
Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: General Diabetes
Topic: How Serious is Type 2 Diabetes when compared to Diabetes Type 1?
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: How Serious is Type 2 Diabetes when compared to Diabetes Type 1?

Type 2 diabetes is preventable where type 1 isn't. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease that usually is detected at an early age. Type 2 most of the time is detected later in life and is from inheriting genes that make them susceptible to it. Having a healthy diet, staying fit, exercising regularly can h...
by Kenny
Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: General Diabetes
Topic: Why do diabetics need to wear special socks?
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Re: Why do diabetics need to wear special socks?

People with diabetes tend to be at a higher risk of infections and injuries because of nerve damage and poor circulation. These socks that you are talking about are made special to decrease injury, get rid of moisture, and help with better blood circulation. If you don't really have any foot problem...

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