Why do children with diabetes face a high risk of eye damage?
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.
Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.Treatment for type 1 diabetes involves insulin injections or the use of an insulin pump.Treatment of type 2 diabetes primarily involves lifestyle changes,along with diabetes medications, insulin or both
Obesity is linked to several factors that increase ones risk for cardiovascular disease (coronary artery disease and stroke) such as high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, impaired glucose tolerance and deranged cholesterol or triglyceride levels.
Yes, absolutely a Diabetic patient can lead a normal life when it is managed properly with proper diet, physical acitivity, being compliant with medications and regulat doctor visits.
The main thing to remember is that both are as serious as each other. Having high blood glucose (or sugar) levels can lead to serious health complications.