Diabetes Self Management Patient Education Materials
Few education programmes and patient support groups are there from American Diabetes Association.
Yes with time, raised blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels and nerves that control the heart. Additionally, people with diabetes are also more likely to have other conditions that raise the risk for heart disease such as high blood pressure and deranged cholesterol or triglyceride levels.
Raised blood sugar can damage back of the eye - retina causing Diabetic retinopathy, which left untreated can lead to blindness. This makes children with Diabetes at high risk when compared to normal childern.
Glucose should only be given to Diabetic patients when they are in hypoglycemic state i.e., when the blood sugar levels have dropped below normal range and patient is symptomatic.
If your blood sugar levels are over 400 mg/dL, you could also be at risk for dehydration.