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5 ASPECTS OF DIABETES CARE

Do you know how diabetes affects your mental health, your eyes, heart,  limbs, and your kidneys? 

Here are some facts:

  • 2 times as likely to have depression
  • 2-5 times more likely to develop cataracts
  • Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death
  • 1 in 2 patients experience diabetic neuropathy
  • 1 in 3 patients have kidney diseases

Check out the infographics for recommendations to reduce your risk:

1. National Eye Institute [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health; c2021 [cited 2021 Sep 01]. Diabetic retinopathy. Available: https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and- diseases/diabetic-retinopathy.

2. American Diabetes Association [Internet]. Arlington (VA): The Association; c1995-2021 [cited 2021 Sep 01]. Eye health. Available: https://www.diabetes.org/diabetes/eye-health.

3. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health; c2017 [cited 2021 Sep 01]. Diabetic kidney disease. Available: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/preventin... diabetic-kidney-disease.

4. Mayo Clinic [Internet]. Rochester (MN): Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; c1998-2021 [cited 2021 Sep 01]. Diabetic nephropathy-symptoms and causes. Available: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetic-nephropathy/symp... causes/syc-20354556.

5. Gonzalez JS. Depression. In: Peters A, Laffel L, editors. Type 1 Diabetes Sourcebook. Alexandria (VA): American Diabetes Association; 2013. p. 169-179.

6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health; c2021 [cited 2021 Sep 01]. Diabetes and mental health. Available: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ managing/mental-heath.html

7. American Diabetes Association [Internet]. Arlington (VA): The Association; c1995-2021 [cited 2021 Sep 01]. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Available: https://www.diabetes.org/diabetes/ complications/cardiovascular-disease.

8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health; c2021 [cited 2021 Sep 01]. Diabetes and your heart. Available: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/library/ features/diabetes-and-heart.html.

9. Mayo Clinic [Internet]. Rochester (MN): Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; c1998-2021 [cited 2021 Sep 01]. Diabetic neuropathy-symptoms and causes. Available: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetic-neuropathy/ symptoms-causes/syc-20371580.

10. Boulton AJ. The diabetic foot: grand overview, epidemiology and pathogenesis. Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews. 2008 Apr 28;24 Suppl 1:S3-6.

11. Bakker K, Foster AVM, van Houtum WH, Riley P; International Diabetes Federation and International Working Group of the Diabetic Foot. Diabetes and footcare: time to act.The Netherlands; 2005. 20 p.

1. National Eye Institute [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health; c2021 [cited 2021 Sep 01]. Diabetic retinopathy. Available: https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and- diseases/diabetic-reti

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