Complications of Diabetes can be many and while the pathophysiology is deeply satisfying to learn because it incorporates so many different aspects of pathology & physiology. Overview of some of the most common complications of Diabetes.
In acute / short term diabetes complications , these two are the most prominent:
In Type I DM – Ketoacidosis is a terrible complication that results from the production of ketone bodies that acidify the blood when the brain is going hungry and needs ketones to fuel it.
In Type II DM, we tend to see complications of Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Coma.
In the long term or chronic long standing uncontrolled Diabetes, we can see complications such as: