How can diabetes be a debilitating condition?

Mark Hully
By Mark Hully Latest Reply 2012-06-04 15:02:15 -0500
Started 2012-05-01 18:01:16 -0500

I was wondering in what way does type 2 diabetes kill you. I know you have to prevent your blood level from rising too much, but why is it dangerous for it to be too high.


5 replies

edvel54
edvel54 2012-06-04 15:02:15 -0500 Report

There are side effects from different medications that you take that lead to other health problems

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-05-03 23:26:36 -0500 Report

What the excess glucose does on a cellular level is what causes the problems. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to ulcers, slower healing time, and increased risks of infections. Along with nueropathy, strokes and heart disease, are the microvascular problems that can steal our eyesight or increase the risk of dementia.
Diabetes is most definetly a sneaky little creep.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-05-02 14:17:31 -0500 Report

What happens as your levels exceed 140 there starts the damage of your smaller blood vessels and that can affect your nerve endings. That is why neuropathy is one of the first things to show. The tiny cappilaries in your extremities, eyes and kidneys can suffer from the glucose overloads. Sometimes you don't know the damage is happening. That is why doctors spend so much time with us working on our cholesterol, our heart health and more.

Since it is our blood that is the "problem" and all of our body required blood, it touches everything. So like James said, it is not the outright killer...it is the sneaky little creep that gets into everything.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-05-01 18:20:36 -0500 Report

Howdy again Mark

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) often does not kill you outright as a stroke or major heart attack might, but it can kill you little by little and destroy your body piece by piece.

I looked up the information on Google and found this article about the dangers of uncontrolled Hyperglycemia on Live stong. Read it here ~ http://www.livestrong.com/article/17199-dange...

You could say that uncontrolled DM is an equal opportunity destroyer!