Is Diabetes A Fatal Disease?


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Kath Senior Profile
Kath Senior answered
Fortunately, not any more as long as treatment with insulin is available. Even today though, if diabetes is very severe and treatment is not available, a sufferer could still die from their disease.

Before the discovery of insulin during the 1920s, children who developed diabetes rarely lived into their twenties. The lack of insulin meant that they were unable to use their food for energy and for repairing and growing their body tissues and organs. A typical diabetic looked very thin and starved and could die within months of being diagnosed.

There were some efforts to try and get diabetics to gain weight by feeding them diets that contained only protein and fat ~ they cut out carbohydrates completely. However, this only put off the inevitable for a few months and it was difficult to maintain.

Once insulin was discovered, it was literally a wonder drug and turned around the condition of the first diabetics it was tested on within weeks.
Thiruvelan Ramasamy Profile

Myth: diabetes is not a serious condition.

Fact: Diabetes is causing more deaths than any other diseases, including cancer and AIDS. Two out of three people with diabetes are dying due to heart attack.

Thrice Gotcha Profile
Thrice Gotcha answered

its a slow and painful death this disease has the ability to destroy any part of the body it chooses. I've had family members who lost limbs, on dialyses for kidney failure and blindness. It's a real mother fkr

Partha Sarthy Profile
Partha Sarthy answered

Yes! The diabetes can be dangerous if proper medication is not taken. There are so so many risk factors like obesity, abnormal blood lipids, hypertensions which cause diabetes to be more frequently to the body. But if you properly control your blood sugar level, you can reduce the risk of this disease by 50%. First using a blood glucose meter check your blood glucose level and then follow the activities at your end at home such as maintaining natural and healthy diet, loosing weight via exercising & stop smoking if you do. These remedies will definitely improve enough your diabetes to great extent.

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Diabetes is a serious, chronic disease. In fact, two out of three people with diabetes will die from cardiovascular-related episodes, such as a heart attack or stroke. However, diabetes can be controlled with proper medications and lifestyle changes.
Hanna Whilson Profile
Hanna Whilson answered

Diabetes is a lifelong condition that cannot be cured. However, patients with diabetes can lead a normal life with the help of drugs and adopting a healthy lifestyle. It is essential for diabetics to do sports, drink a lot of water, take medications prescribed by a doctor. Also, it has to be noted that there exist drugs like rybelsus that are used as supplements to the primary diabetic medications (it is possible to find out more about rybelsus Online).

ronald jude Profile
ronald jude answered
No but left uncontrolled an untreated it will lead to renal failure an heart dz,

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