Complications 2015-02-18T00:54:59+00:00

Complications

Celiac disease
Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that appears to be more common in people with type 1 diabetes than in the general population.

Depression
Symptoms of depression are common in people with diabetes compared with the general population, and major depression is present in approximately 15% of people with diabetes.

Diabetes and your emotions
When you are first diagnosed with diabetes, you will likely feel a wide range of emotions, such as shock, anger, sadness and fear. It is normal to feel this way and to go through several emotional stages as you come to grips with having a chronic disease.

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN)
DPN is a long-term complication of diabetes. Exposure to high blood glucose levels over an extended period of time causes damage to the peripheral nerves, the nerves that go to the arms, hands, legs, and feet.

Digestive problems
Digestive problems are relatively common among people with diabetes. The most common is constipation, affecting nearly 60% of people with diabetes. Diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms may also occur. For instance, diabetes is also one of the most common causes of gastroparesis (delayed emptying of the stomach).

Foot Care
Foot problems are very common in people with diabetes and can lead to serious complications. This fact sheet provides basic information about how diabetes affects your feet and what you can do to keep your feet healthy. Contact the Canadian Diabetes Association for additional resources.

Kidney Disease
Kidney disease