How Does Diabetes Affect Our Body?

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

Impacts 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. It is when your body doesn’t make enough (or any) Insulin or is unable to utilize it, is when the glucose stays in the bloodstream and doesn’t reach your cells for conversion to energy.

How does it affect the kidneys?

Unchecked high amounts of glucose in the bloodstream 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 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. People with Diabetes (particularly Type 1), tend to show signs of poor, fragile bones. As a result, those with poor blood sugar control, invariably run the risk of fractures.

Does Diabetes affect sexual performance?

Yes. Diabetes leads to the inability to get/keep an erection in men. In women, it leads to a lack of interest/desire to have sex, and also the ability to experience an orgasm. 

How does Diabetes affect pregnancy?

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, before conceiving. High blood sugar levels may increase 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. Keep its evils at bay by making minor modifications to your lifestyle – diets primarily, and also simple Ayurvedic home remedies. Also, consider trying the Kapiva Diabetes Care Combo.


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