Managing the side effects of diabetes
In this quick and informative video, Michelle Stancil, RN and certified diabetes care and education specialist, spoke about some of the common side effects of diabetes, such as issues with intimacy, potential skin problems that result from diabetes, how diabetes affects your sleep and more.
High blood sugar or glucose levels often lead to excessive thirst and urination, causing dehydration. Neuropathy can cause pain, tingling or numbness throughout the body and cause issues with the heart, stomach and other organs. Sleep apnea is common with diabetes, causing interrupted sleep with the potential for dangerous side effects. Diabetes can cause problems with gum tissue and your teeth … and that’s just the beginning of the way the side effects of diabetes can affect the entire body, from head to toe.
Managing diabetes isn’t just about insulin. Lifestyle changes, medications and other treatments all help you reshape your life to reduce the side effects of diabetes and pursue a healthier future.
Questions Stancil answered in this video include:
- How does diabetes affect sexual function?
- How can diabetes case skin problems?
- Can diabetes affect your sleep?
- How can diabetes affect your gum health?
- What are other health problems caused by diabetes?
- How can you reduce the side effects of diabetes?
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