We all heard about external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj getting admitted to a hospital in November 2016, but do we know the reason behind it. She was admitted to a hospital in Delhi for a kidney transplant.
This kidney failure occurred because she has diabetes and that too for quite some time. This is another complication of diabetes. This complication in the kidney due to diabetes is termed as nephropathy. This doesn’t imply that everyone with diabetic history has a kidney disease, but that it is a complication which may occur.
This complication along with a few others will be discussed by the competent team of doctors at Capitol Hospital so as to make us more aware of them and plan our exercise and diet for a better and healthy life.
When the damage due to high blood sugar is to the blood vessels in the kidneys, it is termed as Nephropathy. There may not be any symptoms in the earlier stages of this disease. But subsequently, a person suffering may experience fatigue and become anemic. The person may also suffer from cramps and there may be swelling in ankle and legs. In its last stage, it can lead to kidney failure.
In India, every year around 2 lakhs of last-stage kidney illness are registered. Diabetes is affecting people all around the globe and will continue to do so if we don’t take the relevant steps.
Hearing loss is when a person loses total or some significant part of hearing in the ears. Hearing Loss is a common complication for people suffering from diabetes.
DIABETIC FOOT DISEASE
Diabetes can lead to ulcers due to change in blood vessels and high blood sugar levels. If not treated at the proper time, it can lead to blisters and cuts. This can result in infections in the foot and leads to foot amputation. It is one of the most common complications of diabetes and if care is taken properly, amputation can be avoided.
Because of diabetes, you can become prone to many cardiovascular diseases like heart attack, narrowing of arteries which are known as atherosclerosis. These complications arise when the damage is to larger blood vessels of the body. It may also lead to stroke and coronary artery diseases. You are more susceptible to these diseases if you have diabetes.
All these complications can be avoided by managing your weight and exercising regularly with a proper diet.