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Diabetes Health Minute: Do you know the most common diabetes-related complications?


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Even controlled diabetes can cause challenges but it is often the complications that signal that diabetes may have become a life-threatening condition. The five most common diabetes-related complications you should watch for, if diabetic, are:

1. Foot ulcers. Read more on this complication and what you can do to prevent amputation from foot ulcers or foot wounds: Foot Care for Diabetics
2. Vision problems (including blindness)
3. Kidney problems (including kidney failure and ketoacidosis)
4. Diabetes-related heart disease
5. Diabetes-related neuropathy

You may be surprised to learn that, of these 5 potential diabetic complications, it is number 4 that is most common. That's right. Cardiovascular disease causes the most deaths from diabetes-related complications, according to the latest statistics I could find online at the time.

A healthy diet designed to nourish the heart and keep the cardiovascular system functioning well is something every diabetic should discuss with their health team. A knowledgeable nutritionist can create a diet that works well both for the dietary restrictions of a diabetic diet and for heart health. Schedule frequent visits with your doctor to watch for diabetes-related complications.

Radical Approach to Treatment! Did you know that uranium was once used to treat diabetes? It was called vin urane. The concoction was a mixuture or uranium nitrate in wine. At one time it was widely used by doctors and touted as a cure for diabetes. It's use was discontinued when found to be dangerous. duh. Although vin urane is no longer used, that doesn't mean we aren't explosed to uranium. The outfall of depleted uranium, even from war-torn areas far away from where we live, may well be affecting our health in America and certainly impacting health in those areas where the warring is happening.

Diabetic Health Disclaimer:The information on diabetes-related complications presented here should not be construed as replacement for personal medical advice from your health care professional.Any action taken based on the contents found in this article is at the sole discretion of the reader. Please consult with your chosen healthcare practitioner regarding your health and wellness concerns.