What Can Diabetes Cause?
Once diagnosed with diabetes, management is key. If left unchecked, your diabetes can cause a multitude of conditions and issues later down the line. Proper management can prevent or delay most of these complications.
Diabetes lowers the body’s ability to fight infection and slows the healing process making periodontitis a dangerous possibility.
Diabetes makes it hard to use insulin to process blood sugar into energy so your liver breaks down fat which can create ketones.
Diabetes can damage the blood vessels in your eyes causing blurred and even loss in vision.
Diabetes can damage the nerves in your feet and you may not know you have a wound until it becomes infected. An infection that doesn’t get better can lead to amputation.
Diabetes can damage the blood vessels in your kidney impacting kidney function. This can lead to kidney failure and may need either dialysis or transplantation.