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Diabetes Affects Skin

diabetes and the skin

Why Diabetes Affects skin Diabetes Mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases that share the phenotype of hyperglycemia. The metabolic changes associated with diabetes causes secondary pathophysiological changes in multiple organ systems including the skin. What that means in plain English is if diabetes itself is not enough to cope with it is often accompanied […]

Foot care for Diabetics – The Frightenin

foot care for diabetics

Each week in England there are around 120 amputations in people with diabetes. The majority of diabetes-related amputations are caused by a “foot attack” – a foot ulcer or infection failing to heal. When people with a foot attack get rapid access for treatment by a specialist multi-disciplinary team this has been shown to promote […]

Diabetes Impacts Eyes

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Diabetes impacts eyes because diabetics have an increased risk of developing eye complications which, if left untreated, can lead to poor vision and blindness. However, 98% of serious vision loss from diabetes can be prevented with regular eye examinations and early treatment. Glucose crystals  as a resultant of too high sugar readings are damaging your […]

Diabetic retinopathy- Causes and Prevent...

diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common complications of diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2, recent studies by the American diabetic association have found that fifty percent of people with raised sugar levels in the pre-diabetes stage are at risk . What is diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy occurs when elevated sugar levels damages […]