Complications of Diabetes
Diabetes affects every area of the body, including the organs. Symptoms are not always present, which makes this disease insidious. People with high glucose are twice as likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke, compared to people without. Uncontrolled glucose leads to damage in the nerves and blood vessels, which can lead to limb amputations.
Those with diabetes are at risk of losing their eyesight, or developing vision problems. High sugar is linked to diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, and severe eye pain. Timely eye exams and early treatment can prevent most eye-related problems, by up to 90%. Kidney disease is another complication of untreated and uncontrolled glucose. Unfortunately, most people do not notice until it is in its later stages. The most noticeable symptoms are swelling in the feet and legs.
Diabetes Risk among Latinos and Hispanics
Researchers have concluded that Latinos and Hispanics are at a higher risk than Non-Hispanic Caucasians of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The risk of developing Type 2 diabetes increases due to stressful working environments and lifestyle factors. High glucose mostly affects middle-aged women and men, and older adults, but children can develop the disease as well.
Most health problems Hispanics and Latinos face are due to a cluster of risk factors, brought on by high glucose. These factors include one or a combination of factors that affect the overall metabolic makeup of individual cultures. Metabolic syndrome, which may be referred to as cardio metabolic abnormalities, plays a significant part in the lives of people from Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Argentine, Venezuela, Columbia and Chile. With proper medical care and treatment, a high glucose level is manageable and controllable. In some cases, with exercise and medication, the disease goes into remission.
Importance of Diabetes Management
People living with high glucose, might feel great for a while, even after a diagnosis. However, this should not be an indication that medication or treatment is not needed. Glucose has to be managed daily with medication, exercise and follow-up doctor visits. The doctor might need to try one of more medications before, finding the right one. Unmanaged glucose is the same as uncontrollable glucose. Once an illness or disease gets out of control, it becomes difficult to maintain.
Many Americans have a poor diet, which contributes much to their health problems. Glucose is manageable through a combination of healthy eating, avoiding sugary foods and drinks, and eating foods that are low in fat content. Exercise, also may a vital part in overall good health. Walking, working out, jogging, etc., keeps the oxygen in the blood moving, and the organs functioning properly.
Get Quality Diabetic Care from Boulevard Medical Associates
The first step to combating diabetes, and keeping it under control is to visit a qualified doctor.
Boulevard Medical Associates, treat the onset of Type 2 and Type 1 diabetes. We provide quality healthcare services, proper diagnosis and proper management of high glucose, at our clinic.
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