The less controlled diabetes, higher is the risk for complications.
|TISSUE OR ORGAN AFFECTED||COMPLICATIONS|
|Blood vessels||Chest pain, stroke, hardening of arteries (atherosclerosis), gangrene of feet, erectile dysfunction (impotence) and infections|
|Eyes||Blurring of vision or blindness (Diabetic retinopathy), cataract, glaucoma|
|Nerves||Weakness in legs, reduced sensation, tingling, numbness|
Poor healing of wounds
Recurrent skin infections
Carpel tunnel syndrome
There are some acute complications of Diabetes which occur over a short period of time and suddenly.
- Hypoglycaemia or low blood sugar.
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) - sudden increase in blood sugar levels. This can lead to coma or death, if not detected and treated promptly.