Prevention of Long Term Complications in Diabetes

Updated at: Aug 27, 2012
Prevention of Long Term Complications in Diabetes

Diabetes has proven to be a very deadly and common disease with long-term complications. The spread of this disease is rampant worldwide. Read about it and its prevention.

Arka Roy Chowdhury
DiabetesWritten by: Arka Roy ChowdhuryPublished at: Aug 27, 2012

The World Health Organization has revealed that globally, among all age types, 1 out of every 20 deaths have been linked with diabetes. This is quite a disturbing phenomenon. This shocking trend gets even worse when it comes to adults as the ratio changes to 1 in every 10 deaths.


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Even though diabetes is a dangerously tiresome disease and affects a lot of us, it can be prevented very easily and effectively. The main idea is to lead a healthy life from the very start to avoid diabetes, which may complicate other body organs too. Health care policy makers around the world should take a note of the facts regarding diabetes and encourage a healthy lifestyle to prevent diabetes.


One of the usual long-term complications related to diabetes can be long-term blood sugar level fluctuation. The complications, sometime, do not appear until a later age and this can have an adverse effect given the age factor. For kids especially, it can be dangerous as an early diagnosis with diabetes would mean a life full of complications. Diabetes also attacks other parts of the body, such as the eyes, kidneys, heart, nerves, blood vessel and gums. Serious diseases, such cataract, retinopathy and glaucoma are linked with diabetes.


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When the outcome is serious, it is important to take it seriously from the very beginning. A change in lifestyle is not easy. One must be aware of the traps that lie ahead of him or her, even a non diabetic needs to understand that he/she has to be aware of lifestyle challenges. Making a lifestyle change is certainly not easy as it will bring about a lot of disruption and problems. Nontheless, it is beneficial. When you are trying to make lifestyle changes, it is only natural to feel overwhelmed, sad or angry. You may know what to do to improve your health, but figuring out how to and getting it fitting it into your daily routine can be a boulder on your way to a healthy life. Change your food habits, make it more regular and do not skip them in any way. Maintaining standard weight and eating healthful food is necessary. This has to be implemented from an early age so that diabetes is not diagnosed later. It would be good if you could include an exercise regime in your daily routine. Also, try and make others around you aware of the facts and pass on the idea for a healthy lifestyle for your near and dear ones.


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