What Part Of The Body Is Affected By Type 2 Diabetes?

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How Does Diabetes Affect The Body?

Tweet Knowing how diabetes affects your body can help you look after your body and prevent diabetic complications from developing. Many of the effects of diabetes stem from the same guilty parties; namely high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and a lack of blood glucose control. Signs of diabetes When undiagnosed or uncontrolled, the effects of diabetes on the body can be noticed by the classic symptoms of diabetes, namely: Increased thirst Frequent need to urinate Fatigue Blurred vision and Tingling or pain in the hands, feet and/or legs Long term effects of diabetes on the body In addition to the symptoms, diabetes can cause long term damage to our body. The long term damage is commonly referred to as diabetic complications. Diabetes affects our blood vessels and nerves and therefore can affect any part of the body. However, certain parts of our body are affected more than other parts. Diabetic complications will usually take a number of years of poorly controlled diabetes to develop. Complications are not a certainty and can be kept at bay and prevented by maintaining a strong level of control on your diabetes, your blood pressure and cholesterol. These can all be helped Continue reading >>

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    What's the best book to get to understand diabetes?

    I'm a bit confused and thinking of buying a book on diabetes type 2 so I can understand how to control it better. Can you recommend a book that is not too expensive? £10 to £15 would be my price range.

  2. furball64801

    To be honest and I am trying to be why waste your money. What is it that you do not understand, so many books mislead about type 2 and the root issue is carbs and the ability not to process them, insulin resistance is a key so exercise is great even walking. Please ask all the questions you would like right here we are more than willing to help.

  3. jwags

    Dr Bernstein's , Diabetes Solutions is the best book that explains Diabetes. Another free website is Blood Sugar 101 which explains a lot.

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