Why are some groups more susceptible to Type 2 Diabetes mellitus? Is the body’s natural reaction to stress increasing the risk of T2DM? The result of genetic inheritance, lack of physical activity , poor nutrition and family history of the same have all been regarded as risk factors for T2DM . However, researchers are of the opinion that the environment seems to play a bigger role than the genetic connection.
People with diabetes have a greater risk of oral infections - Here is another reason for you to control your blood glucose level; you run the risk of developing oral complications. People with uncontrolled diabetes are more prone to oral disorders such as dry mouth( xerostomia ) taste impairment, painless swelling of the parotid salivary glands on both sides of the face(sialosis) yeast or fungal infection(oral candidosis)
Diabetic Retinopathy – Another angle: Is this the start of new therapies for retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of uncontrolled diabetes that leads to impaired vision and blindness among people with diabetes. High blood glucose levels result in the abnormal development of tiny blood vessels in the eye. Research has shown that tight glycaemic control reduces the development and progression of diabetic retinopathy.
Managing Diabetes in the Monsoons - The rain brings relief from the sweltering heat and replenishes water bodies. But it is also a time when outdoor activities are curtailed, and when one has to protect oneself from infections. It is a trying time for people with diabetes. They have to find alternate ways to exercise, keep themselves safe from respiratory infections and fungal infections, foot infections, and injuries.