People that live with diabetes may experience certain complications that come along as a result of the lack of ability your cells have to absorb insulin or produce enough of it. In other words, the glucose in your blood does not transform into energy. Glucose levels rise causing certain symptoms known as diabetes complications. The pancreas will overcompensate by pumping out insulin. When this happens proteins are unable to function properly.
However insulin is necessary to promote enzyme activity. The proper enzyme activity will create optimal liver functioning. If the glucose levels rise this gets accumulated in the blood. In this case, the liver is unable to store all of this excess glucose and it’s transformed into fatty acids. This will cause problems with gout, yeast infections, joint pain, arthritis and constipation.
Diabetes complications can directly affect brain functioning because glucose levels must be regulated to adequately serve the brain’s energy requirements. Hypoglycemic shock may result if blood glucose levels fall below 20-50 mg/dl. Problems with diabetes and memory loss and diabetes and Alzheimer’s are possible as well. People who are suffering from severe insulin dysregulation often appear drunk by slurring words and talking incoherently.
Brain functioning can be affected as glucose levels may not be appropriate to serve the brain’s energy requirements. Hypoglycemic shock is a common response if blood glucose levels fall below 20-50 mg/dl. Some symptoms are memory loss and could also be related to Alzheimer’s.
Other complications are caused by the excess insulin, which reduces fat conversion into energy. This can cause weight gain and problems with the circulatory system. Among health complications are: kidney failure, fatigue, thyroid problems and eyesight.
If you are a Diabetic woman and become pregnant or women, or a woman who develops gestational diabetes, you may suffer from abnormal weight gain due to complications of diabetes and pregnancy. Pregnancy can also exacerbate the effects of diabetes and stress as well.
When your cells cannot absorb insulin, proteins vital to health cannot be stored any longer, which forces amino acids into the bloodstream. This increases elimination of protein waste via urination, causing potentially severe issues with:
> Diabetes neuropathy
> Feet problems
> Foot pain
> Vision problems
> Diabetes and skin
> Yeast infection
> Oral health
> Wound healing
As you can see, many functions of our body can be affected by diabetes. Proper control of your blood sugar levels, monitoring, proper medication intake and following all of your doctor´s recommendations can mean a world of difference when it comes to maintaining a healthy life as a diabetic.