Hajj & Diabetes

Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and is obligatory for all adult Muslims who can afford the journey and are in good health. There are several points to consider for Hajj and Diabetes. Hajj entails a marked increase in your usual physical activity which may affect your blood sugar readings and put […]

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Short-term Complications

With diabetes you might experience drop in your blood glucose level. When the blood sugar levels fall below 70 mg/dl we call it hypoglycemia. It is important for you to detect the symptoms that indicate hypoglycemia, these could be: Dizziness Excessive fatigue Excessive hunger Shivering Headache Sweating Anger Increase in heart beat  Hypoglycemia should be […]

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Long-term Complications

Diabetes increases your risk for many serious health problems. But with proper management and follow-up many people with diabetes are able to prevent or delay the complications The organ and systems affected include: The nervous system with loss of pain sensation (neuropathy) or increased sensitivity to pain The large blood vessels that increase your risk […]

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Screening

Around 50 % of people living with diabetes don’t know they have it. High levels of blood glucose affect blood vessels. Damage to capillaries might start while the person is still not diagnosed with diabetes. This is particularly true with eye complications (example retinopathy) which could be the trigger for discovering a diabetes diagnosis. In […]

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