[Search Again] [Home]
PREVENTING LONG TERM COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES
This video explains that over time having too much glucose in the blood can cause damage to both large and small blood vessels, leading to complications like atherosclerosis, heart disease, kidney disease, eye disease and neuropathy. The program helps people with diabetes learn that by following a self-management plan they can minimize or even prevent these long term complications. It outlines a management plan that includes education, healthy eating, physical activity, medications, self-monitoring and the A1C test. The program also covers other factors that lead to complications, signs of complications, as well as how to regularly check for those signs.