Effects of Diabetes on the Body


Diabetes can affect any part on your body. The good news is that you can prevent most of these problems by keeping your blood glucose (blood sugar) under control, eating healthy, being more physically active, and working with your health care provider to keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control and getting necessary screening tests. Below you will find how diabetes effects men’s bodies.

People with diabetes are 2 to 4 times more likely to suffer a stroke than people without diabetes.

High blood sugars can cause blurred vision, and poorly-controlled diabetes can lead to blindness.

High blood sugars can cause gum disease and gum disease can cause high blood sugars.

People with diabetes are more likely to die of pneumonia or influenza than people who do not have diabetes.

Diabetes, especially in people with high blood pressure and high cholesterol, causes heart disease. Heart disease is the #1 killer of people with diabetes.

Poorly-controlled diabetes can cause nerve damage to the stomach leading to nausea, poor digestion, and bloating.

High blood sugar, especially if combined with high blood pressure, can cause kidney damage and lead to dialysis.

High blood sugar can damage nerves in any part of body.

Diabetes can damage the nerves and blood vessels to the feet leading to numbness, burning “pins and needles” feeling, poor circulation and possibly amputation.