Augusta, GA – People living with diabetes suffer from many complications and some are severe. They include blindness, amputations and even a heart condition called Metabolic Syndrome. Doctors note in this week’s Health Minute, that the term was invented to capture risk factors that come with the glucose disease.
People with high blood pressure, high levels of fat in the blood and diabetes are at risk. Experts believe the high blood sugar seems to trigger the symptoms for Metabolic Syndrome.
“Once you have diabetes you get elevated blood pressure, in like 75 percent of people and abnormal lipids in another 75 percent of people, ” said Dr. David Nathan, Massachusetts General Hospital.
Diabetes is largely a genetic disease, so it can’t always be prevented by weight loss. For many, weight control remains perhaps the most important way of keeping diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome under wraps.