How Does Diabetes Affect Our Body?

By Kapiva Editorial

It is not the disease of diabetes that’s frightening; it is the fact that Diabetes is the parent disease of several other health hazards, is that’s worrisome.

Impact of Diabetes on our body

Diabetes is a disease that is caused when your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) is excessively high. Glucose is the main source of energy obtained from the food you eat. The hormone insulin secreted by the pancreas helps break the glucose down for energy. Your body doesn’t make enough (or any) insulin or cannot utilize it. So the impact of diabetes on your body is that the glucose stays in the bloodstream and doesn’t reach your cells for energy conversion.

How does it affect the kidneys?

The impact of diabetes is the unchecked high amounts of glucose in the bloodstream, which cause irreversible damage to the blood vessels in your kidneys. Once damaged, it’s just a matter of time before you develop serious kidney ailments. Symptoms of the same include nausea, swelling of the face, hands and feet, poor appetite, weakness, and poor concentration, among many others.

How does Diabetes affect bone health?

Let’s study the Diabetes–Osteoporosis link. Osteoporosis is the condition wherein the bones in our body get less dense, owing to which they become susceptible to fracture. The impact of diabetes (particularly in Type 1) is poor, fragile bones. As a result, those with poor blood sugar control invariably run the risk of fractures.

Does Diabetes affect sexual performance?

Yes. The critical impact of diabetes is the inability to get/keep an erection in men. The impact of diabetes on women is that it leads to a lack of interest/desire to have sex and also the ability to experience an orgasm. 

How does Diabetes affect pregnancy?

Before conceiving, if you are planning to have a baby, make sure that you get your blood sugar level as close to the normal range as possible. The impact of diabetes is high blood sugar levels that may increase the chances of your having a baby with macrosomia, i.e., an overly large body. Needless to say, it can give rise to a lot of complications during delivery.

And these are just a few of the many health risks that diabetes puts you into. Certainly lives up to its reputation of being the silent killer. The impact of diabetes on your overall health is immense. Keep its evils at bay by making minor modifications to your lifestyle – primarily diets and simple Ayurvedic home remedies. Also, consider trying the Kapiva Diabetes Care Combo.

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