Diabetes FAQs

What happens if diabetes goes undetected?

Any type of diabetes undiagnosed or left untreated is extremely dangerous due to the nature of complications and other serious illnesses which can occur. Complications can be acute or severe, but can happen quickly. When this happens, it is often considered a medical emergency requiring immediate medical care.

Complications can cause deep and rapid breathing, nausea or vomiting, abdominal pain, a flushed complexion, confusion, sweet or fruity smelling breath, coma and loss of consciousness, fainting, sweating, dizziness and trembling. Any of these symptoms can become life-threatening if not treated quickly or effectively enough.

More long-term complications due to chronically high blood sugar levels can also cause other serious health concerns, which can only be treated by medical means.

Can diabetes be cured?

As there is still much about the condition that isn’t known with 100% surety, there is no known cure for diabetes. It can only be treated by medical professionals and managed through effective lifestyle changes.

Daily treatment reduces the risk of further complications, but all plans must be supervised or developed by a physician. Individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes can lead long and active lives if they adhere to a strict treatment plan that involves necessary lifestyle changes, taking medications and careful monitoring of their glucose levels.

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