Diabetes Mellitus has emerged as one of the biggest healthcare challenges of the century; it has a wide prevalence and spreads over advanced, developing and underdeveloped nations and across various income groups. Diabetes as it is commonly known is increasingly being perceived as a life style disorder whose spread has reached staggering proportions due to an increasing sedentary life style, lack of physical exercise, high consumption of saturated/processed/high carbohydrate food, increased mental pressure/stress.
What makes diabetes a most serious threat is that it has a broad spectrum impact on almost every part of the body! Presence of uncontrolled sugar levels in the blood for long periods can reduce immunity, critically impair the functioning of the vital organs leading to a host of ailments, make the treatment of ailments and recovery very challenging and cause heart attacks, strokes and renal failure.
Let us take a look at the various diabetes caused ailments
Heart and cardiovascular ailments
Nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy)
Kidney damage (diabetic nephropathy)
Eye damage ( diabetic retinopathy)
Foot damage- (diabetic foot ulcer)
Skin and mouth ailments