Sunday 20 January 2013

High blood sugar and the deadly cost

How Does Diabetes Affect The Body?
  • Diabetes and coronary heart disease are closely related.
  • Similar to how diabetes affects the heart, high blood pressure and cholesterol raises the risk of strokes.
  • Retinopathy is caused by blood vessels in the back of the eye (the retina) swelling and leaking. High blood pressure is also a contributing factor for diabetic retinopathy. Read more
Diabetes has a substantial affect on the body
Diabetes has a substantial affect on the body
What is Hyperglycemia?

Hyperglycemia, the term for expressing high blood sugar, has been defined by the World Health Organisation as:
  • Blood glucose levels greater than 7.0 mmol/L 
  • (126 mg/dl) when fasting
  • Blood glucose levels greater 11.0 mmol/L 
  • (200 mg/dl) 2 hours after meals
Although blood sugar levels exceeding 7 mmol/L for extended periods of time can start to cause damage to internal organs, symptoms may not develop until blood glucose levels exceed 11 mmol/L. ... read more
How serious is type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a serious health condition. Type 2 diabetes can potentially be avoided through diet and exercise. Such a diagnosis can be viewed as a useful, if urgent, wake up call.

If resistance to insulin increases, people with type 2 diabetes may need to take oral anti-diabetic medications, or take insulin to keep their blood sugar levels stable... read more

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