Constant diabetes management is the first key to success when it comes to diabetes complications. We can't stress that enough! Getting control of your blood glucose levels with healthy lifestyle changes, insulin, and/or medications is the best way to prevent or slow down diabetes-related complications, and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle while managing your diabetes are endless.
From diabetes-related eye, kidney, and nerve diseases to problems with your teeth, gums, and digestion, high blood glucose levels can cause damage to practically every organ system in your body. Want to find out more? Learn about the complications facing people with diabetes and what you can do to stay healthy and prevent the complications from complicating you!
Reviewed by Jason C. Baker, MD. 3/13
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Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...