Diabetes automatically means a death sentence for most people. Though not the case and manageable and treatable, it does open possibilities of other complications such as cardiovascular issues, kidney problems, increased blood pressure or high cholesterol levels.
These complications are life-threatening but only if un-managed.
How does it happen?
Over time the high blood glucose levels from diabetes can damage your blood vessels and the nerves that control your heart.
The longer your diabetes goes, the higher the chances that you will develop heart disease.People with diabetes tend to develop heart disease at an even younger age than people without diabetes.Adults with diabetes most commonly have heart diseases or a stroke at some point in life.
There are a few other factors that can elevate this condition such as,
- Regular smoking
- High blood pressure
- Varitating cholesterol levels
- Excessive belly fat or obesity
- A family history of diabetes
Common symptoms to watch out for:
- Difficulty in breathing
- Excessive sweating
Be smart, Stay aware:
- Manage sugar levels regularly and be aware of the fluctuations in the level and what causes them. This way you can avoid such rise and drop in future. Note: Some rise in sugar levels is natural post meals or activity.
- Follow medications regularly and do not skip your dose.If you are on insulin, then follow your shots regularly.
- Follow an active lifestyle. Invest in some good exercise or physical activity at least once during the day.
- Follow what your healthcare provider says, and regularly consult if you are at an advanced stage of diabetes.
Apart from all this make sure to invest in a smart glucometer. This will not only help you monitor and manage your blood sugar levels from the comfort of wherever you are but also let you keep a track of sugar patterns throughout the day.