It is important to keep diabetes under control to avoid problems occurring which have long lasting effects. Dealing with diabetes can be challenging, but some of the complications this condition causes such as renal and cardiovascular disease, eye deterioration and problems with peripheral blood vessels can be much worse.

If you suffer from Diabetes then you must read this article because it highlights problems which you are likely to suffer from if you ignore the warning signs.

When diabetes is not controlled well these health complications can develop, which makes living with the condition even more difficult.

Everyone is individual and not all diabetics will develop these problems but, as some of these take a while to manifest, it is well worth being conscientious about monitoring and controlling glucose levels to minimise the risk of these problems occurring in the future.

If you experience diabetes weight loss or diabetes weight gain talk to your doctor or dietician about diet and lifestyle. Don't be tempted to make drastic changes in your diet without consulting your doctor as you may make your condition worse. Carrying excess weight will make heart and circulatory system problems worse, so working to achieve and maintain a healthy weight will help.

Use simple urine tests to check for protein in the urine. With diabetes kidney function can become impaired simply because of the extra work the kidneys are required to perform with high levels of protein. Regular urine tests will help in the early identification of kidney problems and the earlier kidney problems are diagnosed the better chance there is to treat them.

Diabetes often means your feet are vulnerable to poor circulation in the extremities of your body. Diabetes clinics offer regular foot checks to help prevent ulcers developing and to spot circulatory problems which can lead to other conditions in your hands and feet.

In patients with poorly controlled diabetes, eye problems can develop which can significantly impair your vision. Retinopathy and glaucoma are known conditions affecting diabetics and regular eye checks can mean early treatment is offered to control any deterioration in eye function.

Have regular blood tests to check for other autoimmune conditions and if they are found get the necessary treatment without delay. If you have been diagnosed with Diabetes, look after your body by consuming the right food and drink and exercising regularly. As yet Diabetes is not a condition that can be cured, but it can be controlled and risks minimised.

Experts now think that there is a link between diabetes and depression. When a diabetic suffers from depression their condition and general health can rapidly deteriorate. High standards of self care are essential to ensure that possible diabetes problems are noticed and treated as soon as possible. The nature of depression as a condition often means, in those with diabetes, depression contributes to a distinct lack of adequate self care. This combination of depression and diabetes can lead to a worsening of the diabetes and the other health conditions associated with the disease.

The message is simple really, the more you manage your life style the longer you will stay healthy even if you have been diagnosed with Diabetes. Whether it is the food you eat, the amount of exercise you do or the amount and types of liquid you consume or the medication you take. The more responsible you become over your lifestyle the less likely you are to suffer from the conditions mentioned in this article.

Author's Bio: 

My name is Derek Kemp and I lead a team of researchers whose role is to learn as much about Diabetes as possible and share our findings with as wide an audience as possible. We have created a website called where our visitors and members can learn how to Live Healthy even with Diabetes.