Why does diabetes lead to so many other medical issues?
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.
It usually takes about 1 to 2 days for the results to come back. If you have diabetes, the GP will explain the test results and what will happen next.
Persistent high sugars increase the risk of organ damage and complications of Diabetes mellitus. Sometimes, patient may even land up in emergency such as diabetic ketoacidosis.
Each person's story and journey of handling diabetes is different. One thing which is mostly common is that with good diet, lifestyle changes, exercise and medications, most patients could lead almost a healthy lifestyle.
Physical exercise lowers blood glucose levels and blood pressure, improves blood flow, burns extra calories so you can keep your weight down if needed, improves your mood, can prevent falls and improve memory in older adults, may help you sleep better. Start exercising after speaking to a doctor, start slowly and increase. Few types are walking briskly or hiking, climbing stairs, swimming or a water-aerobics class, dancing, riding a bicycle or a stationary bicycle, taking an exercise class, playing basketball, tennis, or other sports