Diabetes is a disease caused by increased blood glucose or blood sugar. Blood sugar is the primary source of energy that is derived from our food. A hormone called Insulin secreted by the pancreas, helps glucose from food to get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t produce enough insulin or is unable to use the insulin well thereby causing the Glucose to stay in your blood and not reach your cells. This accumulation of the blood glucose over a period of time can cause health problems.
Although there is no cure for diabetes but the Diabetologists at TESS can help you manage your condition and stay healthy.
When you have diabetes, proper foot care is very vital. Poor footcare may lead to amputation of a foot or leg. A diabetic person is more vulnerable to foot problems, because diabetes can damage your nerves and reduce blood flow to your feet.
You need to consult the diabetologist urgently if you have any of the below foot conditions
Although Diabetic foot complications can be prevented but if not addressed well they can get more and more complicated. The following measures help prevent complications:
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What is diabetic eye disease?
Diabetic eye disease is a general term for the visual complications that result from diabetes. It can cause severe vision loss or even blindness.
Diabetic retinopathy Damage to the blood vessels in the retina. This is the most common form of diabetic eye disease.
Cataract Clouding of the eye's lens
Glaucoma Increase in fluid pressure inside the eye that leads to optic nerve damage and loss of vision
Cataract and glaucoma also affect many people who do not have diabetes.
Diabetes is one of the major problems in India which commonly develops because of an inappropriate diet , unhealthy lifestyle patterns or hereditary background. Diabetes are of two types (I and II), both of these are prone to developing a condition called Diabetic Retinopathy. Diabetes affects the eye by weakening the blood vessels considerably. These tiny blood vessels start to leak fluid, blood in the retina and eventually lead to loss of vision. High glucose and genetics further influence the progression of this condition. Proliferative and Non-Proliferative are the two stages of Diabetic Retinopathy. In the Non-Proliferative stage, the blood vessels start leaking and in the Proliferative stage, the weak blood vessels further grow and severe bleeding occurs in the vitreous and on the surface of the retina leading to permanent vision loss.
Laser is one of the most popular treatments for this condition. It aims to slow down the progression of this disease in an attempt to secure vision. However newer injections are available which not only stabilizes the disease but can also lead to visual gain. Surgery is usually reserved for advanced cases involving Non resolving or repeated vitreous hemorrhage and Retinal Detachment.
Healthy Eating for People with Diabetes is important because it can help:
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