10 simple ways you can stop or delay serious complications of diabetes.
If you have diabetes, you are more likely to get heart diseases and strokes from which most of us with diabetes die , Also kidney problems, and foot ulcers that the NHS says can lead to losing part of your foot. These ways to improve your health and live longer, link you to NHS clear and trusted answers, and recent research. [Time to read: 6 mins]
- Regular NHS diabetes check-ups help to make sure your condition doesn’t lead to other health problems. Most of us with diabetes fail to achieve our treatment targets .
2. NICE recommends you go for a diabetes retinal eye screening every year. Helps to prevent sight loss.
3. Diabetes and foot care – read the NHS on this. Must read the whole
7. Depression is twice as common in people with diabetes, but often not recognised [Li et al, 2010]. This can lead to you not doing all your treatments, and to high blood sugars . The BBC’s Doctor says you should ask yourself questions every year to check for depression. The 2 most important ones are , “Have you found little pleasure or interest in doing things?” and ” Have you found yourself feeling down, depressed or hopeless? ” A yes to either question should result in a visit to, and an assessment by a GP.
8. Four out of every 5 people with diabetes die from a heart disease or a stroke . Want to check your personal risk of heart diseases & strokes now? . Enter your % risk in your own plan. Want to reduce your risks? Read pages on prevent heart diseases, and prevent strokes, and put your decisions on actions in your own plan.
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