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Seven effects that type 2 diabetes can have on your body

by , 28 November 2017
Seven effects that type 2 diabetes can have on your body
Approximately 3.5 million South Africans - that's around 6% of the population - suffer from type 2 diabetes.

Diagnoses are on the rise and the blood sugar disease has quickly become one of the most common reasons for a visit to the doctor. It's no wonder diabetes is being called an epidemic!

Curious about how type 2 diabetes can affect your body? Read on…

Our unhealthy lifestyles can be blamed for the rise in type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes, can be a by-product of modern lifestyles – think eating lots of processed foods and not exercising enough. This can result in your body becoming unable to use insulin, the hormone that normally regulates your blood sugar levels. When your insulin function is out of order, you can end up with dangerously high blood sugar levels.
 
While making healthy food choices and exercising regularly can help keep type 2 diabetes under control, some people may need to take insulin injections or oral medications as forms of treatment, too. Why, you ask? Well, because type 2 diabetes can take a real toll on other aspects of your health!

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Seven ways that type 2 diabetes can affect your body

#1: Nerves
Type 2 diabetes can cause neuropathy in the form of numbness or pain in your arms, hands, legs and feet.
 
#2: Blood vessels
High blood sugar levels can damage your blood vessels, which can cause circulation problems throughout your body.
 
#3: Vision loss
People with type 2 diabetes are 25% more likely to go blind than those without the disease.
 
#4: Kidney disease
High blood sugar levels can damage your glomeruli – the structures in your kidneys that filter the blood.
 
#5: Heart attack
High blood sugar levels damage your blood vessels and heart, which can increase your risk of heart attack.
 
#6: Stroke
Plasma clot more readily when your blood sugar levels are high. If these blockages obstruct blood flow to your brain, you can have a stroke.
 
#7: Sexual dysfunction

Sexual problems like erectile dysfunction is a potential side effect of type 2 diabetes.
 
PS: Go here for a guide on how often people with type 2 diabetes should test their blood sugar levels.

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