Patients who are non-compliant run the risk of diabetic complications. Diabetes management plans are put into effect by your personal physician to decrease the risk of complications, ill health, and death. A management plan should be thoroughly discussed with your physician when a diabetic diagnosis was first made. Sticking to the right management plan will also ensure that a patient will live a higher quality of life.

The health risks of uncontrolled diabetes can be life threatening. One of the most important things to understand is that if a diabetes management plan is followed, a patient may be able to reverse their diabetes or control it. A lifestyle change is usually a major component of a management plan. Non-compliant patients can run into a multitude of complications from skin complications to death.

A non-compliant patient can look forward to; bacterial skin infections, retinal damage, glaucoma, diabetic neuropathy, foot ulcers, ketoacidosis (diabetic coma), kidney disease, high blood pressure, stroke, Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome, gastroparesis, heart disease, decrease in cognition, or death. Uncontrolled sugar levels in the body can create incredible problems in diabetic patients. Following a maintenance plan may cause a person to change their entire lifestyle. Not following the plan may lead to a patient falling into a diabetic coma and never waking up.

Complications and consequences of uncontrolled diabetes are not meant to scare patients, they are a fact. It may also help them understand what they can expect if they are non-compliant. Physicians at Men’s Vitality Center in Glendale, AZ will take the time to develop a diabetes maintenance plan with you. No matter what questions or concerns you may have, your physician should be able to answer them and make you comfortable with the plan.