It is hard to predict whether you will have diabetes complications or not. However, we know that there are ways to lower the risk of diabetes-related complications, such as:
A constant high blood sugar level will damage the blood vessels and other parts of the body, including the eyes, heart and kidney. High blood sugar level can also harm the nerves, causing numbness and tingling in the feet, it damages the blood vessels and nerves, which may hamper sexual performance and lead to other sexual problems for both men and women.
Monitoring blood sugar levels will give you and your doctor much information about your blood sugar levels. Two common ways to check your blood sugar are:
Daily check your blood sugar level using a home glucose monitoring kit, it gives you instant information about your daily glucose levels.
A1C or HB-A1C test, it is done by a doctor or at a laboratory, every 3-6 months.
It is important for you to know your test results. Work hard towards lowering or raising your blood levels as required to manage your diabetes more effectively. Your doctor and healthcare team will help you know your target levels and perfect time to measure your glucose levels, including:
Before Meals / Before Sleeping / 2 Hours After meals
Glucose checking frequency depends on the type of medicines you take, results of daily tests and the most recent A1C. Few people check their glucose levels several times a week, while others check it several times a day. Your doctor should help you decide on the monitoring method and a number of times.
The best way to treat peripheral neuropathy is through long-term control of your blood sugar level and your daily feet care regime. If peripheral neuropathy is combined with pain, there are various types of medicines and lotions to treat it, including pain relief medications and antidepressants or a combination of both. Some antidepressants work effectively with pain relief medications to relieve pain. Other medicines that were used in the treatment of epilepsy have proven to be effective in the treatment of neuropathic pain. Consult your doctor about the best treatment for your case.
Many people who have recently been diagnosed with diabetes suffer from temporary blurry or impaired vision. This is caused by the swelling or shrinking of the lens or the eye due to the constantly changing blood sugar levels. These symptoms will often disappear 4-6 months after treatment and blood sugar management. If these symptoms continue, you should consult a doctor or ophthalmologist to make sure that there are no other eye problems. Keep your blood sugar levels steady and regularly examine your eyes to prevent complications.