Complications Related to Diabetes

By Latest Reply 2013-10-03 21:06:56 -0500
Started 2008-11-25 12:23:48 -0600

Are you more susceptable to more diseases when you have diabetes. What should you be aware of, just in case, and should you be checked further by a doctor, like pre-testing.

6 replies

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-11-26 09:16:58 -0600 Report

Some of the complications I know of are, Kidney diease, heart and Stroke, Eye complications, oral and hygiene, Neuropathy and nerve damage, Foot complications, skin complications, Gastroparesis, and Depression. Hope some one could share with more with us…Debe

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-11-26 06:49:11 -0600 Report

If you are diabetic it is most important to have flu & pneumonia shots. Also remember that injuries/wounds often do not heal as they should if you are diabetic. I really do not know if we're more susceptable to various diseases. Something to look into. It would make sense that you would or could be, however, since your system is already in a compromised state. For me, and for most diabetics, I believe, avoiding stress is of utmost important. That has in the past had a terrible impact on my numbers - almost moreso than my diet.

correctionsnurse1 2013-10-03 21:06:56 -0500 Report

Just an FYI, Pneumovax is only given once in a lifetime unless you have a respiratory condition, then you can have 2 injections, but must be at least 5 years apart.

2008-11-26 08:24:25 -0600 Report

Thanks so much,Di, it seems like all good suggestions,and I have COPD and need to get my flu and pneumonia shots as well; we are looking into that today. :->)lilmarm, Claudia

SkipT 2008-11-25 17:12:01 -0600 Report

It is a good idea to have you eyes checked. Also it is a good idea to have you feet checked by a doctor who understands the diabetic foot.
The most important thing you can do to prevent complications is to keep you BG numbers in the good range. Damage starts to occur when your numbers stay over 140.

2008-11-25 17:49:21 -0600 Report

Thanks so much Skip, very useful information. These kinds of discussions are important. I guess you learn more if you ask one question at a time, instead of grouping together.