Diabetes is a disease in which the body has to deal with the condition of very little insulin or faces a resistant to it. It is also known as high blood sugar and is of two types: in Type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce any insulin while in type 2 diabetes, body becomes insulin resistant and hence there is a deficiency of insulin in the body.
Type 2 diabetes is a more common type of diabetes and many people are found to be suffering from it these days. The reason for this could be the rising obesity and the lack of activity in today’s generation. Some other factors could be unhealthy eating habits and sedentary lifestyles of people. The following are some of the side effects of type two diabetes:
The high level of blood sugar can lead to nerve damage and even damage of the blood vessels. If high blood sugar damages the nerves then the part of the body which is more prone to getting affected is the digestive system. Even hands and feet have to bear the brunt of it.
Another side effect of type two diabetes is the damage of the kidneys. This happens because the system which excretes our waste can get damaged due to high blood sugar level and can lead to problems like kidney transplant etc.
It is very usual to see that people who are suffering from diabetes have some or the other kind of heart problem as well. This happens because people who have type two diabetes are more prone to heart attacks and other heart diseases than other people.
Eye problems are not common side effects of diabetes but it is seen that type two diabetes may sometimes result in a condition called retinopathy which can even result in blindness in the long run. This happens because of damage to the blood vessels of the retina.
Other common side effects of type two diabetes
Some other more common side effects of this disease include breathing problems and difficulties, diarrhea, feeling of nausea, vomiting sensation, jaundice, hypoglycemia and even decreased appetite for some of the people.
Treating type two diabetes is one thing but as the old saying goes ‘prevention is better than cure’ and hence one must always try to take care of health and adopt a healthier and more active lifestyle.