People Living With Diabetes Suffer Increased Health Risks

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Filed Under: Blood Sugar, Diabetes Complications
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Treating diabetes can be tricky enough without also having to deal with increased health risks, but they exist and you need to know about them. 

Living with diabetes puts you at a dramatically increased risk of premature death and disability.

People with diabetes are two to three times more likely to die from heart disease than those with normal blood sugar levels, and they are five times more likely to have a stroke. They are subject to vision problems such as glaucoma and cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness. Forty percent of all cases of kidney failure are attributed to this condition. Sixty to 70 percent of all diabetics have some form of nerve damage, and a majority of lower extremity amputations are performed on people with diabetes.

Erectile dysfunction, impaired digestion, urinary incontinence, excess sweating, gum disease, and increased risk of infection are additional health risks of diabetes.

But here’s the good news! You can lower blood sugar levels naturally.  With a combination of targeted supplements for diabetes, a proper diet, and exercise, you CAN manage diabetes and sidestep these other health concerns as well.

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