Experts agree that diabetes is a silent disease that often does not cause symptoms and is diagnosed when you have already damaged your blood vessels or some organs.
"Diabetes is a disease that affects all organs that have blood vessels such as the heart, kidneys, and eyes." Dr. Francisco Martinez Castro told Efe on 14 November each year before World Diabetes Day. .
According to experts, only a few of the untrained patients tend to have thirst, frequent urination, fatigue and poor visual acuity.
The International Organization for the Prevention of Blindness in Latin America is characterized by a lack of partial or total secretion of insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar, but the real danger is that vascular disease is not effectively controlled.
Martínez explained that proper blood glucose control, good habit retention and appropriate pharmacological treatment reduce the progression of diabetes by 54% and thus reduce the risk of premature damage to the organism.
The World Health Organization (WHO) pointed out that it is very important that diabetics do not exceed 130 milligrams of glucose per liter of blood.
According to experts, when this number is high for a long time, there is a poisoning of white organs that manifests as diabetic neuropathy, kidney disorder, heart failure or circulatory system.
One of the major effects caused by inflammation of the blood vessels can occur in the eye, causing diabetic retinopathy and loss of vision in the long term.
Likewise, Fernanda Zárate said, "If you damage the blood vessels, 52% of the male patients will have erectile dysfunction and the blood vessels will be damaged and vascular stenosis will not" happen here ".
This specialist diagnosed that impotence was the symptom of diabetes in the majority of cases. Because the patient who is not diagnosed goes to the doctor and realizes that insulin is not effective.
So when a urologist tells you everything is good, it's time to check your blood sugar levels.
In the presence of these conditions, Zárate said that with the pharmacologic treatment of diabetes, the problem of dysfunction should be cured, and the patient should also receive psychotherapy to "find another way to focus on pleasure."
Among the tools to control this disease, two experts agree, but not only maintain a healthy lifestyle, but also continue treatment and constantly monitor blood glucose levels.
It is important to use a glucose meter because some patients may suddenly increase or decrease their blood sugar levels and cause complications.
"But through monitoring, the doctor can adjust the treatment to achieve the patient's goals," said Kristian Cano, manager of the Bayer HealthCare business unit.
Experts point out that because glucose levels fluctuate in one day, the glucose meter is like a "compass to make crystals." So patients can measure what they eat and what they eat, "he said.
Finally, Cano said, "Everyone should regularly receive glucose testing, because half of people with diabetes today do not measure their blood glucose levels."
According to WHO forecasts, this disease will be the seventh death in the world in 2030.