Diabetes Complications

If your blood sugar levels get very high, serious problems can happen pretty quickly, including:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Trouble breathing
  • Trouble thinking
  • Passing out

These symptoms can happen when diabetes is first diagnosed, or if it is not managed properly.

Having diabetes also increases your risks of serious health problems such as:

  • Heart attack 
  • Heart disease 
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease 
  • High blood pressure 
  • High cholesterol
  • Stroke 
  • Neuropathy
  • Kidney disease 
  • Gastroparesis 
  • Erectile dysfunction 

These complications are serious, but when you work to control your blood sugar and make the recommended lifestyle changes, you can prevent or delay these problems. We have special care tips for caring for your eyes, mouth, skin and feet.

You should also be aware of the complications from low blood sugar. Many times, low blood sugars pose more danger than high blood sugar. Low blood sugar can lead to extreme outcomes, including unconsciousness, seizure or death.