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Diabetes: Complications, Early Detection, and Treatments

Diabetes is, sadly, a much more prevalent problem than it should be. Studies have shown that approximately 34.2 million United States citizens are suffering from some form of diabetes, and approximately 88 million have prediabetes. Unfortunately, the longer diabetes goes untreated, the more likely there will be negative effects on the body. In some more chronic cases, losing limbs, battling blindness, kidney failure, and many other serious health conditions are possible. Because of this, early diagnosis can help prevent the dangerous health complications that can go along with this disease, and finding proper treatment can help if the disease does occur.

What Are the Complications that Can Come with Diabetes?

Because diabetes is a deep-rooted disease that takes place when the pancreas can no longer produce insulin for the body, or affects the way the body generates glucose, there are many different complications that can occur due to this illness.

Complications of Diabetes High PointSome generally common health conditions that can be caused by diabetes include:

  • Neuropathy
  • Damage throughout the body, including nerve, kidney, foot, and eyes
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Impairment of hearing
  • Cardiovascular diseases including heart attack, coronary artery disease, and stroke
  • Depression
  • Skin conditions including bacterial and fungal infections

Early Detection for Prevention

If you can detect the early signs of diabetes, then you can help prevent this condition from getting worse.

Some symptoms to look out:

  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Weight loss
  • Frequent urination
  • Blurred vision
  • Recurring infections
  • Increased thirst

Diabetic Treatment Options

There are many different treatment options available for those who are suffering from diabetes. Something as simple as having a well-balanced diet and exercise can make a difference. Choosing foods that are high in fiber and whole grains, and low in sugar and fats can help decrease diabetic risks. Also, exercising at least 30 minutes per day and losing excess weight will assist the body’s natural well-being and help you have a healthier overall bodily function.

Some other more medical options include:

  • Functional medicine: This is an integrative holistic medicine that focuses on caring for the whole person to prevent disease and helps the patient manage their health and make lifestyle changes necessary for optimal wellbeing.
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments: PRP therapy encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms to accelerate the repair of injured or damaged tissue due to a condition resulting from diabetes. It involves extracting a small sample of blood, spinning it through a medical device to separate the healing platelets, and injecting the healing components in the solution directly into an area of need, helping to repair tissue and prevent further infection or injury in the body.

If you or a loved one are suffering from diabetes and would like to know more information about how to find relief, call Carolina Pain Relief Center at (366) 777-7364 today.

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