Diabetes

04 February 2010

Can diabetes be fatal?

In some cases, a heart attack, a stroke or gangrene can be the result.

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In some cases, when someone is unaware of being diabetic and slips into a coma, or when poor circulation and high blood glucose levels wreak havoc with someone’s health, a heart attack, a stroke or gangrene can be the result.

This can, however, mostly be prevented by close monitoring of blood-glucose levels, and sticking to a prescribed diet and exercise programme, as well as taking the right medication.

 

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Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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