Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) happens when there is too little glucose (sugar) in your child's blood. It can be caused by skipping meals or snacks, eating too little food, or taking too much insulin or diabetes medicine. A lot of activity can also cause low blood sugar, even hours later. In severe cases, low blood sugar can lead to seizures or passing out.
Charcot foot is a deformity that can result as a complication of diabetes and other conditions. It develops after you lose sensation in your legs and feet. The joints and bones of your foot begin to break down and collapse. You cannot feel these injuries, and you may continue to walk on the foot. This worsens the damage. Charcot foot is a disabling deformity. It can be difficult to treat, but there are techniques that can be used to correct it.
This condition, which most often occurs as a complication of long-term diabetes, is a progressive degenerative condition that affects the foot. It is characterized by nerve damage in the foot along with severely weakened foot bones. This combination can result in a person fracturing the foot, but continuing to walk on the broken bones, which leads to debilitating foot deformity.
People with diabetes may develop eye problems such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. In this video, you'll find out more about these problems and what you can do to prevent them. The best approach is good control of your blood sugar levels. You should also have a yearly eye exam.
Diabetic retinopathy happens when diabetes harms blood vessels in the rear of the eye. This can lead to vision loss. You can help reduce your risk of vision loss by taking care of your health. Managing your diabetes and other health problems can make diabetic retinopathy less likely.
Over time, diabetes can damage your kidneys. When kidneys stop working well, waste builds up in your body. We call this "diabetic kidney disease." You can have it and not know it. Fortunately, we have tests to look for signs of this disease. Let's take a moment to learn more.
Diabetes can lead to a number of foot complications. Fortunately, you can prevent most of these with a little extra foot care. If diabetes is not well controlled, it can cause damage to blood vessels and result in poor circulation to the foot. When the skin does not get enough blood flow, it becomes prone to pressure sores and ulcers, which heal slowly.
Diabetes is a condition where your body has trouble using a sugar (glucose) for energy. As a result, the sugar level in your blood becomes too high. This puts you at high risk for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). This is a disease of arteries in the legs. Read on to learn how diabetes can lead to PAD and affect your health.