Diabetes North Carolina

Diabetes North Carolina

Complications of Diabetes

Vision/Eye Problems - Some risks include cataracts, glaucoma, blurred vision and other eye problems.

Neuropathy - Foot problems most often happen when there is nerve damage, also called neuropathy, which results in loss of feeling in your feet. Poor blood flow or changes in the shape of your feet or toes may also cause problems.

High Cholesterol - Diabetes can lower “good” cholesterol levels and raise triglyceride and “bad” cholesterol levels, which increase the risk for heart disease and stroke.

Oral Health - Diabetes increases the risk of developing gum disease.

Cardiovascular Disease - Having type 2 diabetes greatly increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke as well as other health complications.

Kidney Disease - With diabetes, the small blood vessels in the body are injured which keeps your kidneys from properly cleaning your blood.

Hypoglycemia - Hypoglycemia, meaning low blood sugar, may also be referred to as an insulin reaction, or insulin shock.

Hearing Loss - Over time, high blood glucose levels can damage these vessels and nerves, diminishing the ability to hear.

Sleep Apnea - People with diabetes have more sleep problems than people without diabetes.

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