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This is one of the most common diabetes
complications. In office visits, your doctor may do tests that screen
for heart disease to help you prevent serious problems. At every
visit, he’ll check your blood pressure. He’ll probably test your
blood for cholesterol level and triglycerides at your first visit.
And he should do an EKG as part of a complete medical record. Learn
more about your risks for heart disease. Does it run in your family?
Do you smoke? Make a prevention plan that includes weight loss,
regular exercise, and stress management, as well as keeping your
blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides at normal levels.
What Are the Complications of
Symptoms of a stroke include:
Sudden weakness on one side of the
face or body
Numbness in the face, arm, or leg
If you have any of these, see a doctor
immediately. He may refer you to a neurologist or other stroke
If you have diabetes, get your urine
tested every year to look for kidney disease. Your doctor should do a
creatinine blood test to check how these organs are working. He’ll
also check your blood pressure regularly. It's key to slowing this
disease. Your reading should be less than 130/80.
Nerve Damage (Diabetic Neuropathy)
Over time, diabetes can cause nerve
damage. You might feel numbness, burning, or pain in your hands,
feet, or legs. If your skin loses feeling, you may not notice small
wounds that could grow to become bigger ones. Check these parts of
your body daily for redness, calluses, cracks, or other damage. If
you notice any of these symptoms, tell your doctor right away.