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What Are the Possible Complications of Type 2 Diabetes, and How Can You Avoid Them?

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What Are the Possible Complications of Type 2 Diabetes, and How Can You Avoid Them?

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Good article, but the management is mainstream, favouring medication instead of optimising carb intake.

The giveaway is advising lean protein, which actually raises the demand for insulin as well as depleting vitamin A.

If we actually started embracing natural fat as part of a truly balanced diet, in place of so much carbohydrate, the prevalence of type 2 would fall again. phcuk.org/sugar/

Praveen55
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If a diabetic keeps his/her blood glucose in control ( e.g. HbA1c < 6 %), the probability of any of the complications is same as for non-diabetic.

Is the above statement true? Or no matter what, a diabetic will suffer some complications at some stage?

I control type 2 diabetes by checking fasting blood sugar daily and adjust my diet, exercise and insulin dosage (by 2 units) accordingly. I have no diabetic complications even after 28 years. high blood sugar is a best medium for the growth of pathogens (harmful bacteria) causing septicemia and multi organ failure. If you get any type of disease, you have to lower blood sugar levels before treating the same.

All diabetic patients should undergo the following tests periodically.

A: HbA1c. HbA1c is a lab test that shows the average level of blood sugar (glucose) over the previous 3 months. It shows how well you are controlling your diabetes.

B: Control your high Blood pressure, if any. Normal blood pressure- <120/80 mmHg.

C: Control your blood Cholesterol: Normal cholesterol < 200 mg/dL. LDL <100 mg/dL HDL > 40 mg/dL Triglyceride < 150 mg/dL.

D: Diabetic education. Dental check-up should be done in every 6 months.

E: Annual eye examination for glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and cataract.

F: Foot examination

daily. Wash your feet and dry them before you go to bed.

G: Glucose monitoring. Fasting or postprandial blood sugar may be checked daily and avoid foods that elevates blood sugar.

H: Health maintenance immunization against influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia.

I: Indications for specialty care. Heart, kidney, thyroid and eye should be checked periodically by concerned specialists.

Sugar spikes above 200 -- for longer duration - high risk of developing complications. Control or reduce sugar spikes - Try Glycomark blood test - should be above 12 --

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