Type 1 diabetes is similar to type 2 diabetes, but it usually develops during childhood and is largely unrelated to weight or diet. The exact causes of type 1 diabetes are unknown. The most important risk factors are genetics and family history.
If you have type 1 diabetes, your pancreas makes little to no insulin. You need to inject insulin regularly to metabolize glucose.
Both conditions can cause serious complications if not managed or treated, including:
1. Heart disease
2. Nerve damage
4. Vision problems and blindness
5. Kidney damage
6. Skin and mouth infections
7. Foot infections, which can lead to amputations
9. Hearing problems
Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, always talk to your doctor before starting any new treatment and management options. Your doctor can help you develop the best plan to address your healthcare needs.
Alternatively, as intimated in our last content, you will have the opportunity to discuss your health concerns with our amiable founder – a registered dietitian and nutritionist, in order to help you. A stitch in time saves nine!
We must take our health seriously in order to prevent both short-term and Long-term complications of Type 2 Diabetes.
The short-term complications of Diabetes include Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia, Diabetic ketoacidosis, Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state, High blood pressure, etc.
The long-term complications of Diabetes include Cardiovascular disease, Stroke, Vision problems, Foot ulcers, Nerve damage, Gastroparesis, Kidney damage, Mental health, Dementia, Tooth decay, etc.
Good news!!! Here are 3 viable ways to prevent complications of type 2 Diabetes
1. Keep blood sugar levels within the recommended range
2. Make changes to your diet and exercise routine
3. Take care of your mental health. Find ways to reduce stress and be on the lookout for signs of depression