What Is The Importance Of Diabetes Management?


Diabetes is a medical condition that can have serious impacts on your health. It can make you feel fatigued and extremely hungry and can lead to more serious health issues in the long run. If the condition is not managed properly, it can result in serious issues like dementia, problems in vision, and kidney problems. At affordable health clinics, doctors can help you learn to use various diabetes management methods so that you can reduce the chances of developing complications related to the disease.


Importance Of Diabetes Management 

Diabetes refers to many diseases that can negatively affect the ability of your body to process sugar. It is categorized into type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Both these diabetes types can result in very high amounts of blood sugar that can lead to many serious health problems. Therefore, it is important to control the illness to reduce health risks and to have many other important health benefits that are discussed below.


Decrease Vision Loss Risk 

People with uncontrolled diabetes for a long time have a very high risk of experiencing vision problems. High blood sugar levels can injure the blood vessels in the retina of the person and cause diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness and in addition to this, high levels of blood sugar can also lead to glaucoma, cataract, and many other vision problems.


Improve Overall Health  

As per the health experts in many low income health clinics, uncontrolled diabetes can result in many frustrating symptoms that can interfere with the daily activities of the person. For instance, you can feel fatigued and may have to go to the loo frequently. Moreover, your wounds can heal very slowly and your urinary bladder can become infected frequently.


Decrease Risk Of Dementia 

When your diabetes is uncontrolled it can increase your risk of developing dementia disorders when you are older. Even though the link between diabetes and dementia is not completely understood by the scientific world, there is evidence suggesting that your risk can shoot up if you do not control your diabetes. If you maintain good control of blood sugar levels, you might be able to increase the chance of having a good quality of life in your later years.


Now you might have accepted the significance of keeping your blood sugar levels in the recommended range. If the blood sugar level in your body is very high, you can become hyperglycemic and you may experience blurred vision, urinary problems, headaches, etc.

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    About the Author

    Dr. Ghassan M. Al-Jazayrly, MD

    A graduate of University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Al-Jazayrly or, as he is colloquially known: Dr. AJ, is an oncologist and hematologist of a Complete Care Community Health Center (CCCHC) with more than 36 years of experience. In recent years, he’s been involved with a non profit organization known as Every Woman Counts (EWC) which provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to California’s underserved populations in order to eliminate health disparities for low-income individuals.

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