The Effects of Diabetes on Your Body

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The Effects of Diabetes on Your Body

A person diagnosed with diabetes produces too little insulin (or none at all) in the pancreas. The insulin in the body cannot be produced or used effectively.

This condition allows blood glucose levels to increase while the rest of the cells in the body can’t utilize much-needed energy.

High blood sugar levels can lead to various issues and complications affecting almost all major systems in the body. The most common chronic diabetes-related health conditions are:

  • Damage to the large blood vessels of the brain, heart, and legs (macrovascular issues)
  • Damage to the small blood vessels in the eyes, kidneys, feet, and nerves (microvascular issues)

What are the side effects?

1. Risk of Stroke

The risk of stroke is four times higher than for someone without diabetes.

2. Risk of Heart Disease
People with diabetes are two times more likely to have high blood pressure, increasing the risk for heart disease. High blood pressure and damaged blood vessels put added strain on the heart, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.

3. Loss of Consciousness
Without treatment, diabetic ketoacidosis can lead to loss of consciousness.

4. Visual Disturbances (Diabetic Retinopathy)
Damaged blood vessels in the eyes can cause visual disturbances like floaters. If this is left untreated, diabetes can lead to vision loss or blindness.

5. Cataracts and Glaucoma

You have an increased risk of cataracts and glaucoma if you have diabetes. Your risk is higher compared to people who don’t have diabetes.

6. Extreme Thirst

Being always thirsty is often one of the first noticeable symptoms of diabetes.

7. Sweet-Smelling Breath

Breath that has a sweet scent can indicate high levels of ketones, a severe diabetes complication.

8. Fatigue and Lack of Energy

Overall, kidney and pancreas issues can cause you to feel more tired. When you are tired, it is also more challenging for you to concentrate. When your kidneys no longer work well enough to support your daily activities, that means you have Diabetic Nephropathy.

9. Pancreas Malfunction

If the pancreas is poorly functioning or non-functioning, it will not produce insulin that your body needs to convert glucose into energy.

10. Excessive Urination

An early warning sign of diabetes is when you urinate frequently. It is due to the nerve damage that diabetes causes, which affects bladder control. Another indication is when there is a high level of protein in your urine, which indicates kidney damage.

11. Damaged Blood Vessels

Too much glucose in your system can cause restricted blood flow. This condition leads to a variety of symptoms and damage to the blood vessels. You are even at a higher risk if you smoke.

12. Foot Problems

Increased risk of calluses, foot wounds, and infections or ulcers of the foot is one of the effects of diabetes. Foot problems can be caused by nerve damage from high blood sugar and decreased blood circulation to your feet.

13. Risk of Infections

Diabetes can raise your risk of bacterial, fungal, and yeast infections. Your feet which are exposed a lot to these pathogens are the most vulnerable to infection.

Diabetic Foot

14. Gastroparesis

Poor blood sugar management can cause inadequate grinding of food in the stomach and delayed emptying of food from the stomach to the intestines. This disease that causes the stomach muscles to stop working is called gastroparesis. It can cause bloating, heartburn, and nausea.

15. Ketoacidosis

To compensate for the lack of insulin your body uses other hormones to turn fat into energy. Then, it produces high levels of toxic acids (ketones) that have great potential to be life-threatening.

16. Skin

High blood sugar causes the body to lose fluids faster than it can be replenished. It can lead to dry and itchy skin, calluses and cracks, fungal and bacterial infection, especially on the feet.

17. Gums

Poorly controlled diabetes and high blood sugar levels can lead to gum disease.

18. Sex Organs

Damage to the nerves or blood vessels caused by diabetes can interfere with sexual function.

Can ANF Therapy® Help You?

When the disease is detected and dealt with early, it can be effectively managed. When left untreated, diabetes can lead to various potential complications that include heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, and nerve damage.

Patient statement

“After the therapy, my bladder is now working fine. I was using a catheter at least four or six times a day. And now, I’m not using it anymore.

My sugar levels had been down to 120 to 130 and has since stabilized for several days.

“I’m totally happy. I appreciate it.”

About ANF Therapy®

ANF Therapy® uses circular ANF Discs which are applied directly on the skin after palpation and assessment by a trained ANF Therapist following the ANF Therapy Method, Patented Model no. U202030252, ES1259974.
The ANF Therapy® purpose is alleviation in injury and pain within minutes.
Our aim is that the patient experiences a reduction of pain and swelling, an increase in range of motion, and an improvement in quality of life-related to health. Non-transdermal non-invasive device, NO needles or chemicals are used.

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