Diabetes Complications You Haven’t Heard About

Diabetes is a disease in which the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, a hormone which manages you blood sugar or glucose levels. Wildly fluctuating blood sugar can have several devastating consequences such as fatigue and vision loss. However, here are some complications of diabetes that you might not know about.


True story: periodontitis or gum disease is often related to Type 2 diabetes. Infections and inflammation – in this case, of the gums – can be a result of high blood glucose levels or can result in blood glucose levels.

Bone Problems

Teeth aren’t the only bones at risk. High blood sugar can weaken bones, causing them to be more easily fractured or broken.

Kidney Disease

Diabetes affects other parts of your body as well, such as the kidneys. Normally, kidneys filter toxins from the blood, but high blood sugar can damage these important organs, leading to kidney disease and even kidney failure.


Nerves aren’t spared from the ravages of diabetes. Just as high blood sugar damages the kidneys, it also damages the nerves, leading to diabeteic neuropathy or nerve damage. This causes numbness, tingling and pain in all parts of the body from the toes to the organs.

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