What are the common complications of elderly diabetes?

Elderly diabetes is generally mild and can be controlled through diet control or oral hypoglycemic drugs.

However, due to the many causes, the complications are numerous and severe. The following are some common and severe complications in clinical practice:

  1. Myocardial infarction: Elderly diabetes can concurrently cause myocardial ischemia, mainly acute myocardial infarction, accounting for 60% to 80% of cases. This complication is dangerous, has a strong concealment, and poor prognosis.
  2. Cerebrovascular diseases: Diabetes can concurrently cause cerebrovascular diseases, mainly cerebral thrombosis. A considerable number of patients visit the doctor for cerebral thrombosis without realizing they have diabetes.
  3. Lower extremity occlusive arteriosclerosis: This is also a common complication of diabetes.

In addition, diabetic nephropathy, eye diseases, neuropathy, skin diseases, and other complications are also common.

What are the common complications of elderly diabetes
What are the common complications of elderly diabetes

Diabetic complications are numerous, especially cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, and the condition is severe; in order to reduce complications, we must actively treat diabetes and control its blood sugar levels. As long as we control blood sugar levels well, the complications will be greatly reduced, which is of positive significance for the recovery of diabetes.

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