Vascular disease

Atheroma is common in diabetes, affecting not only large vessels but smaller ones, for example those supplying the legs and feet in which calcification may be seen on X-ray. Poor circulation causes symptoms of its own—intermittent claudication, rest pain, and finally gangrene. In addition it worsens other problems by depriving injured or infected areas of oxygen, slowing healing, and allowing anaerobic bacteria to flourish. Antibiotics may not reach the areas of infection in sufficient concentrations to be effective.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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