Diabetes effects on Body: - If diabetes is not kept under control then these 3 dangerous diseases can happen

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Nowadays our lifestyle has become so bad that we are surrounded by many diseases. Of these, diabetes is the most common. Millions of people are troubled by this problem today. Diabetes affects your body's ability to produce or use insulin. This is a hormone that allows your body to convert glucose (sugar) into energy.

Yes, diabetes is a condition in which there is too much glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood. Over time, high blood sugar levels can damage the body's organs. Long-term effects include damage to large (macrovascular) and small (microvascular) blood vessels, which can lead to heart attack, stroke, and problems with the kidneys, eyes, gums, feet, and nerves.

Today we are telling you about 3 such problems which can be due to not being under the control of diabetes for a long time. Ayurvedic doctor Diksha Bhavsar has shared information related to this on her Instagram account.

1. Heart attack due to heart problems at an early age

A heart attack happens suddenly and you are not even aware of it. This is called a silent heart attack. It can happen to anyone, but diabetes makes it more likely to happen. You may not feel anything at all, or it may feel mild, such as heartburn or a strange pain. It may seem so minor that you ignore it and think it is just a sign of growing up.

But a heart attack is a serious problem, whether you have symptoms or not. Not only silent heart attack, but diabetes can also make you prone to high blood pressure and high cholesterol. This makes it important to keep your blood sugar normal.

2. Chronic kidney disorders

A creatinine test is a measure that helps to know how well your kidneys can filter waste from your blood. Healthy kidneys filter creatinine from the blood. Creatinine is passed out of your body as a waste product in the urine.

Each kidney is made up of millions of tiny filters called nephrons. Over time, the high blood sugar in diabetes can damage the blood vessels in the kidneys as well as the nephrons, so they don't work as well as they should. This leads to high creatinine. Many women with diabetes also get high blood pressure, which can also damage the kidneys.

3. Retinopathy

Too much sugar in your blood can block the small blood vessels that nourish the retina, cutting off the blood supply. Diabetic retinopathy involves the growth of abnormal blood vessels in the retina. Complications that can lead to serious eye problems include:

  • Vitreous haemorrhage (treatment of blood clots in the eye) 
  • retinal detachment
  • glaucoma 
  • blindness

Tips to Control Diabetes 

To prevent heart and kidney and eye disorders (retinopathy) due to diabetes, make sure your blood sugar is normal. Follow these tips to balance your blood sugar:

  • Take a herbal tea made from 1 teaspoon of fenugreek, 5 basil leaves and a pinch of cinnamon and turmeric twice a day.
  • Drink 20 ml of amla juice daily in the morning.
  • Avoid daytime sleepiness, yoghurt, refined flour, and fried and gluten-rich foods.
  • Regular 1-hour workouts (yoga/walking/cycling, etc) whatever work for you.

If you also have diabetes then try to keep it under control.

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