First Complication of Diabetes?

Discussion on health related issues specific to Type 1 diabetes. A place for people with type 1 diabetes to discuss questions related to type1 in striving to achieve blood sugar control.

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First Complication of Diabetes?

Postby Jenny » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:21 am

What is the first complication of diabetes? Is it same across all type 1 diabetics? how is it different for others?

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Re: First Complication of Diabetes?

Postby Emily » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:55 am

What usually happens first is the nerve damage. There are several nerve disorders that will start to cause problems in several parts of the body, such as the heart, digestive system, and the sex organs. This is why it is important to see your doctor right away if you have any kind of numbness in your feet, legs, or arms.

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Re: First Complication of Diabetes?

Postby Kenny » Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:43 am

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.

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Re: First Complication of Diabetes?

Postby Jessi » Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:27 am

Another initial complication is when your arteries start to harden, aka, atherosclerosis. When this happens, you run the risk of a stroke, heart attack, or poor circulation. Heart disease is very common with people who find out they have diabetes.

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