Today we are going to discuss Another Danger Of Diabetes-What Can Happen:
Next we are going to explore the many different symptoms of diabetes and what can happen. If you ignore the symptoms, or don’t know you even have them there could be serious health issues. There is much more out there then my blog so if you are interested in learning more you can click my link to be taken to my website, on more great information, Or search the web for more specific articles.
I was asked by Shannon to put together an article on Diabetes and the effects of living with it untreated or just ignoring it. First before we get going to far into the topic. Let me tell you all who I am and a bit about me. My name is Brian Elliott. I have been a Type II diabetic since 2007. For me this disease has ravaged my body for sometime now. As a result of this disease.
I have had to have 5 stints put into my chest, because I was very close to having a heart attack. I have angina do to the diabetes and have had to take medication as a result. Thankfully I have not had much problems with neuropathy to really speak of. I have had a stroke as a result of the diabetes. I am not confined to a wheel chair or anything that severe. It left me with a form of PTSD as well as short term memory loss and the usual mood swings. Currently I am facing a full set of dental implants. as of now I have 2 good teeth in my mouth. If you would like more information on untreated diabetes. click the untreated image words at the bottom of the image. and you will be taken to the unitypiont.org website.
I hope to get this handled soon but the expense is very costly. I have become a Vegan for health reasons and it would not take much to change over to the keto plan by dropping the breads and pasta. I also take vitamins and supplements regularly, and stand behind Nutrition Forest. They offer a wide variety of supplements you can trust. I recommend the Vegie Vite Multi Vitamin complex, to help you with vision and better health. Scroll down to the flashing bar and pick yourself up some today!
I still take a huge regiment of prescription meds, and I am working to get off of most all of it soon. I take insulin 3 times a day (not fun at all). I also pin stick myself the same amount of time. So as you can see I am more then qualified to help others with this disease.Enough about all of that. Lets get going and get into this article.
Processed Food and Diabetes-It Can’t Be That Bad Can It ?
In most supermarkets you can find this type of food to eat. Can it really be that bad for you to indulge in? Let’s take a closer look at what is really in that food. Studies have shown that consuming processed food can lead to obesity and some cases have even linked it to some types of cancer. They have also gone on to say that people who consume processed foods have a greater risk of becoming overweight and being of poor health.
There is a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It has been proven that those that follow a processed food diet have more health related illnesses. Processed food consumption leads to more over eating. Less dense food consumption. Such as fruits and vegetables, and reduced exercise. If you want to read more, click the highlighted words under the image.
So What are processed foods? How are they made? Processed foods have been through more substantial industrial processing and often have long ingredient lists on the packet, including added preservatives, sweeteners or colour enhancers. If a product contains more than five ingredients, it is probably processed.
Examples include: • processed meat such as sausages and hamburgers • breakfast cereals or cereal bars • instant soups • sugary fizzy drinks • chicken nuggets • cake • chocolate • ice cream • mass-produced bread & pasta • many “ready to heat” meals such as pies and pizza | meal-replacement shakes.
Obviously this is by far not the entire list, but I think you can understand the point behind this.I would like to share with you a more indepth look at processed food. Please enjoy this short video.
Diabetic Retinopathy Symptoms- What Really Happens:
Retinopathy may develop over a number of years or decades, and the earliest signs of retinopathy are only visible from having a retinopathy screening check. It usually develops gradually due to high blood sugar levels, which damage blood vessels within the retina.
Managing your blood sugar levels is essential. High blood sugar levels, which damage the vessels of the retina, can lead to bleeding or to the growth of abnormal blood vessels. Diabetic retinopathy is caused by high blood sugar levels. Retinopathy can also develop faster due to high blood pressure.
Symptoms may include:
- Sudden changes in vision
- Distorted vision
- Blurred vision
- Floaters in your vision
- Seeing dark spots or patches
- Reduction in night vision
- Loss of vision
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How Fast Does It Take To Show Signs:
Lets look at this just a bit deeper. The risk of developing diabetic retinopathy is known to increase with age as well with less well controlled blood sugar and blood pressure level.
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common form of diabetic eye disease. Diabetic retinopathy usually only affects people who have had diabetes (diagnosed or undiagnosed) for a significant number of years. Retinopathy can affect all diabetics and becomes particularly dangerous, increasing the risk of blindness, if it is left untreated.
All people with diabetes should have a dilated eye examination at least once every year to check for diabetic retinopathy. According to the NHS, 1,280 new cases of blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy are reported each year in England alone, while a further 4,200 people in the country are thought to be at risk of retinopathy-related vision loss.
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I decided to include a more detailed discussion from a specialist on diabetic retinopathy. It is a bit long but it is well worth your time and can better address the questions you may have.
My Final Thoughts:
Thank you and Shannon for letting me bring you this informative article. I hoped you came away with some of the danger of diabetes and What can happen if left untreated. Why you shouldn’t overindulge in processed food. I also felt the need to provide you all with more insight on diabetic retinopathy. To help you better under stand that area of the disease.
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