- Heart Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Nerve Disease
Heart Disease- Adults with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to die from heart disease according to the CDC.
FACT: Women with Diabetes have 40% greater risk of developing heart disease and a 25% greater risk of stroke than men with diabetes do.
FACT: Almost 7 in 10 people with diabetes over 65 will die of some type of heart disease, about 1 in 6 will die of a stroke.
CANCER: Diabetes doubles the risk of liver, pancreas, and endometrial cancer. Its increases the risk of colorectal, breast, and bladder cancer by 30% to 40%.
FACT: To high insulin levels, too high blood sugar levels, inflammation from taking hormone insulin (prescribed insulin) increases cancer risk.
Kidney Disease: High levels of blood glucose makes the kidneys filter too much blood. Microalbuminuria is an early sign of kidney damage, or neuropathy, a common and serious complication of diabetes.
Eyes: Diabetics can damage the blood vessels of the retina (diabetic retinopathy) potentially leading to blindness. Diabetes can also increase the risk of other serious vision conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma.
FACT: Diabetes can also cause hearing loss by damaging small blood vessels in the inner ear.
Diabetic Neuropathy and Amputation: Nerve disease caused by type 2 Diabetes is the leading cause of amputation of feet and lower leg losing feeling in your feet and legs make you more sustainable to injury and infection.
*Cognitive Decline- there is a lot of evidence that high blood sugar affects memory and attention chronically over time.
*FACT: Imaging test of the brains of people with diabetes showed that diabetes is correlated with brain changes, according to research published in July 2014 in the Journal at Alzheimer’s Disease.
Depression: A study posted in the February 2015 issue of community mental health journal shows that people with diabetes are at increased risk of depression when compared to their peers who are not diabetic. Some symptoms include sadness, hopelessness, despair, irritability changing sleep patterns and a loss of interest in people and activities they once enjoyed.
Hearing Loss: According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) hearing loss is about twice as common in people who are diabetic as it is in those who don’t have the disease.
Gum Disease: People with diabetes maybe at risk for gum disease. The ADA recommends that people with diabetes watch for warning signs of gum disease are bleeding, sore, or swollen gums, or more severe changes in your mouth such as losing teeth.
Skin Infection if your blood sugar is elevated any risk of infection goes up dramatically. The ADA says you might see more skin infections, including sties, boils, infected hair follicles, nail infections, and deeper skin infections called carbuncles. Symptoms include painful, red areas in your skin.
Fungal Infections: Diabetes can raise your risk for fungal infections such as vaginal yeast infections, jock itchy, ringworm and athletics foot according to the (ADA).
Bone Loss: People diagnosed with diabetes are 20% more likely to experience a hip fracture than their peers, according to research published in February 2015 in osteoporosis International. This results from higher blood sugar levels weakening a person’s bone matrix.
Gastroparesis: Having high blood sugar can affect the nerves of your feet and legs, it can also affect your autonomic nerves. These are nerves that controlled in voluntary bodily functions, such as heart rate, blood pressure, perspiration, bladder function and digestion. One potential symptom of autonomic neuropathy is a gastroparesis, a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. People don’t often realize that symptoms like nausea, bloating, reflex and an early feeling of fullness when eating may be related to diabetes nerve damage.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED): Is another possible result of damage to the autonomic nerves. In May 2015 issue of diabetes research and clinical practice, the rates of (ED) increased dramatically in men with type 2 diabetes research and clinical practice, the rates of (ED) increased dramatically in men with type 2 diabetes.
Increased risk for bacterial infections, fungal infections, itching, acanthosis nigricans, diabetic Dermopathy, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum, allergic reactions, Diabetic blisters (bullosis diabeticos)