Solopos.com, JAKARTA – On 14 November 2018, it is celebrated as World Diabetes Day. Diabetes Day is a campaign to build a global awareness of diabetes.
We should know that diabetes is a non-communicable disease, but this disease is a disease that takes a long time to cure it.
Changing times and increasing the mobility of people's lives sometimes forget to feed. If you are taking food that continuously contains sugar, which is not balanced with exercise, you may be at risk of developing diabetes.
Reporting from Boldsky, more than 500 million people in the world have been suffering from diabetes recently.
The next is the eight dangers of diabetes for your body;
1. Diabetes can damage your blood vessels.
It is known that high blood sugar damages the elasticity of your blood vessels, which causes your blood vessels to decrease over time. This may cause macrovascular complications such as heart attack or stroke or microvascular complications such as organ damage. In fact, the risk of death due to stroke or heart disease is known to increase four times for those who suffer from diabetes.
2. Diabetes can damage the nerves.
Due to poor blood circulation, for several years, sometimes 20 years after diagnosis, diabetics suffer from nerve damage. The most common examples of this condition occur in fingers, hands, and legs. You can feel numbness in these parts of the body.
3. Can damage the kidneys
When the blood vessels in the kidneys are damaged, your kidneys effectively do not filter toxins or dirt in the body. This causes the formation of poisonous material in the kidneys and ultimately causes renal failure.
4. May cause blindness.
Diabetic retinopathy may not be the main cause of blindness around the world, but this is one of the most caring things if you have diabetes because microvascular damage can cause swelling and relaxation of the retina. There is no medicine for blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy.
5. Diabetes can cause gastroparesis.
Gastroparesis is a condition in which the natural movement of food in your gastrointestinal tract slows down. This symptom is one of the most common long-term complications of diabetes and is the result of nerve damage. These symptoms will cause nausea, bloating, acid reflux and abdominal pain.
6. It affects your sex life.
It is known that microvascular and neurological complications cause sexual dysfunction, especially in men who have a three times greater risk of impotence. In women, it can cause dry vagina, low sex drive and painful sexual intercourse.
7. Can damage the wound healing process.
Poor circulation caused by microvascular injury is the main reason that wounds, especially in body parts, have long been the time to treat those who suffer from diabetes. Plus body tissue with high sugar content is ideal for the growth of microorganisms, causing injuries to diabetics, which often hasten and become gangrenous.
8. Diabetes affects the health of your skin.
In the early years after diagnosis, diabetics often complain of dry skin and the number of black spots that appear. And in the future, the skin conditions will be very susceptible to growing fermentation, mumps and so on. Some people have round brown spots.
Do you have known dangers if you have diabetes? If you want to control it, you can do these 5 tips;
1. Eat three times a day regularly and do not skip meals.
2. The level of fiber intake you use
3. Eat for breakfast and eat a small portion for dinner
4. Educate conscientiously
Eat carbohydrates that are low in calories, protein, healthy fats and multiply fruit and vegetables.
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Source: Bisnis Indonesia