Prevent diabetes complications
If you have prediabetes or diabetes, partner with Montage Health to prevent other health problems. You’ll receive high-quality care and helpful recommendations from our friendly, supportive team.
What are diabetes complications?
A health complication is a problem that happens as a result of a disease. Because you have diabetes, you have a higher risk of:
- Blindness or other eye conditions, such as glaucoma, retinopathy, and cataracts
- Kidney failure, which could eventually require dialysis or a kidney transplant
- Foot, toe, or leg amputation (removal) due to peripheral artery disease (PAD) or peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage)
- Heart attack and cardiovascular disease, especially if you smoke, drink alcohol, have high blood pressure or cholesterol levels, or have a family history of heart problems
- Stroke, especially if you have other risk factors, such as being overweight or having heart disease or high blood pressure
Just because you have a higher risk doesn’t mean a complication will happen. But it’s important to take steps to lower your risk — and we’re here to help.
Emphasis on education
Worrying about complications of diabetes is common, and we understand how you’re feeling. You’ll appreciate how our multidisciplinary team arms you with the information you need to improve your health, prevent serious complications, and live well. Explore diabetes classes and support groups where you can build practical skills and connect with and learn from others.
Healthy lifestyle recommendations
Prevent diabetes complications while boosting your overall health and quality of life. Follow our tips:
- Control your blood sugar levels. Follow your diabetes treatment plan and take your medications as directed
- Eat a diabetes-friendly diet
- Exercise regularly and be as active as possible throughout the day
- Find healthy ways to manage stress
- Get an eye exam yearly
- Learn symptoms of diabetes complications and contact your doctor right away if you experience them
- Manage any other health conditions you have
- Partner with a primary care provider and see them regularly
- Quit smoking if you smoke and avoid secondhand smoke
- Reach and stay at a healthy weight
Take care of your feet and skin. Protect your feet from injuries by wearing proper footwear. Inspect your feet daily for sores, apply lotion to prevent cracking, and keep your toenails trimmed.