Every diabetic knows the vitalities to a healthy life: balanced diet, regular exercise, weight management and checkups. Making sure that one takes care of his/her body to waver off complications is just as important. Some of the biggest concerns with diabetes include:
[Read: The Importance of Balanced Diet]
Here are 5 steps to keep the body free of any complications.
Common problems of the feet may cause several complications such as fungal infections, corns, blisters, dry skin, sores, ingrown toenails, plantar warts and calluses. While anyone may develop the risk of these foot complications, diabetics are at a higher risk because of a slow healing process and a weakened immune system that may make it more susceptible to infections. Make sure that you take time to take care of your foot daily.
[Read: Feet Care Tips for Diabetes]
Bacterial infection, itching and fungal infection, though widely prevalent, may be especially problematic for diabetics because of the poor blood flow and lack of ability to fight infections.
Diabetics can easily damage the blood vessels in the eyes, thereby causing several complications such as glaucoma, retinopathy and cataracts. Waver off these risks by ensuring that your blood sugar levels stays under control and seeing an eye doctor regularly.
A lot of people develop gum diseases during their life time, but a diabetic is even more likely to develop serious gum disease at an earlier age. To prevent diabetes teeth and gum diseases, make sure that you brush your teeth after every meal, floss daily and see your dentist at least twice a year.
Heart disease, stroke and heart attack are serious concerns that diabetics face a greater threat of.
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