Complications of Diabetes 2017
Increased risk of Heart attack/ Angina/ Stroke, Nerve damage, Kidney damage, Gastroparesis (Nausea/ vomiting) Diarrhea or constipation, Eye damage - blindness, Increased risk of cataract and glaucoma, Foot damage/ amputations, Skin infections, Increased risk of Alzheimer's disease/ Depression/ Hearing impairment.
Treatment is either tablets or insulin to control blood sugar levels along with life style modifications (Diet + exercise).
Figs are good in fibre content and when taken in moderation are good for diabetic patients. Avoid consuming huge amounts and also dried figs.
Risk factors include being overweight or obese, not being physically active, having prediabetes/ gestational diabetes during a previous pregnancy/ polycystic ovary syndrome/ an immediate family member with diabetes/ previously delivered a baby weighing more than 9 pounds (4.1 kilograms) and being of a certain race or ethnicity, such as Black, Hispanic, American Indian and Asian American.