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How Unmanaged High Blood Sugar Affects Different Parts Of The Body:Type 2 Diabetes

By Priyanka Verma 
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Diabetes does not just affect the bloodstream but also other organs of your body. Eating a healthy diet and having a good lifestyle are the basic things required to manage diabetes apart from medications. With around 70 million people suffering from diabetes in the country, India is called the diabetes capital of the world. The condition starts showing symptoms very soon after you get it. Thus, one must pay close attention to any signs and symptoms to diagnose high blood sugar levels. If you notice a change in your health like frequent urination, dry mouth, fatigue, skin problems and numbness in the feet, you must get your sugar levels checked.

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The blood glucose in the body is controlled by insulin, which is produced by the pancreas. Insufficient production of insulin can cause diabetes. The condition can be controlled but in most cases, it lasts for a lifetime. High blood sugar level can damage your health and can result in severe health complications. Here is how diabetes can affect different parts of the body.

.Kidney: The kidney is one of the most affected organs with the condition. High blood sugar can even cause kidney failure, which might require you to get kidney dialysis or transplant.

.Heart: Diabetics are at a higher risk of developing heart disease. High blood sugar can affect your cardiovascular health in multiple ways, including heart attack.

.Skin: Skin issues in diabetic patients are caused by damaged blood vessels. It can cause skin pigmentation. In fact dark patches on your hands and legs are usually the first symptom of diabetes. It is not painful but can be noticed easily.

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.Feet: Nerve damage in diabetes can cause a tingling sensation and numbness in the feet, which is also a sign of diabetes. The condition hardens the blood vessels, which leads to poor blood circulation. Thus, frequent numbness of the feet should not be ignored and you must get yourself checked immediately.

.Eyes: Diabetes can cause poor eyesight and loss of vision in extreme cases. Diabetics are at a higher risk of catching an eye infection. The blood vessels in the retina can get damaged, which can be extremely painful for the eyes.

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