Diabetes and Its Conditions

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.

Your Mouth

Diabetes lowers the body’s ability to fight infection and slows the healing process making periodontitis a dangerous possibility.

Your Liver

Diabetes makes it hard to use insulin to process blood sugar into energy so your liver breaks down fat which can create ketones.

Your Eyes

Diabetes can damage the blood vessels in your eyes causing blurred and even loss in vision.

Your Feet

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.

Your Kidneys

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.