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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 2, 2006
  • 01:20 AM

How does the disease affect your vitals?

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  • Now that would take a while to completely answer ;) Ultimately it slowly damages your blood vessels, and the smallest ones are the first to go (nerves stop getting blood and die off so you get diabetic neuropathies, then the blood vessels to the heart are effected fairly early too etc) and you can imagine how your body doesn't like poor blood supply. In terms of your vitals? Well Temp, Pulse, Respirations, BP probably wont be directly effected by DM, but if you are developing CAD, your heart will start being damaged too which can effect your Pulse and Blood Pressure for example. What you are really worried about is organ damage due to decreased blood supply from damaged arteries, your vitals are just a side effect so to speak.
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    • November 11, 2006
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