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Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a very serious disease. Violation of carbohydrate metabolism (namely, this is diabetes) has a negative effect on the whole body. That is why people suffering from this pathology are especially vulnerable to various diseases.
What are the main diseases of diabetics?
This is one of the most common complications of diabetes. Heart attacks and strokes, arterial hypertension, coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis – all these diseases are more common in diabetics than in people with undisturbed carbohydrate metabolism
The thing is that blood vessels in diabetes are affected due to impaired metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The content of “bad” cholesterol in the blood rises. Narrowed vessels are clogged with cholesterol plaques, which leads to malnutrition of the heart muscle and a risk of heart attack, necrosis of the brain and ischemic stroke. The likelihood of myocardial infarction in diabetics increases by 8-10 times, stroke – 6 times. Continue reading