Many people who are newly diagnosed with diabetes are surprised as the condition often occurs without obvious symptoms. But once you are diagnosed with it, you need to regularly check for the symptoms and severity of the condition as it may go out of hand and even become fatal. So whenever you notice changes in these areas consult your doctor immediately says, diabetologist Dr. Swapnil Ganeshpure.
1. Eyes: When your blood sugar level increase, the blood vessels in your eyes weaken, and there is a cholesterol deposit in the retina. Slowly, it blurs your vision and consequently leads to loss of vision, if left untreated. Visit a doctor immediately if you experience pain or burning in your eyes. Also, do an eye check up every six months and follow these eye care tips to ensure that your eyes are in good shape.
2. Skin: If you have been suffering from long-term diabetes, your skin could become very dry and itchy. It is because the high blood sugar provides a favourable condition for fungal growth, thereby increasing the risk of fungal infections and bacterial infections. You may also suffer from vaginitis and herpes if the infection spreads to the genitals. Elevated blood sugar can also impact the sweat glands which can lead to itching in the feet and scalp. Itchy scalp is also a sign of increased blood sugar levels. Try homeopathy to control diabetes.
3. Foot: Diabetics are extremely prone to conditions called diabetic foot. If you suffer from diabetes may not be able to feel your feet properly, and the regular oil production and sweat secretion may be impaired. These factors together can pose abnormal pressure on joints, bones and skin of the foot and can lead to injuries of the foot. Once injured, the healing process gets extremely slow due to the lack of proper blood supply and a weak immune system. Impairment of the immune system gets easy if the sugar levels are not controlled. If left untreated it can lead to gangrene, which can be life-threatening. Pay particular attention to your foot and visit a doctor whenever you see any abnormalities on your foot. Also, follow these foot care tips.
4. Gums: You probably already know that diabetes reduces your body’s resistance to infection and also slows down the healing process. What you might not know that diabetes can affect your oral health. And sometimes, a cavity or bleeding gums might often end up being the first signs that indicate diabetes. Increased tooth decay, dry mouth and severity of gum disease are the most common problems in the mouth. High sugar levels in the saliva encourage the growth of a type of fungus called Candida which can cause an infection called the oral thrush. So if you see that you have frequent gum swelling or any of these oral health conditions, you must first test your blood sugar levels. Try these home remedies for all your oral health problems.
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