Harmful Effects of Diabetes - Health Channel


Harmful Effects of Diabetes |

Diabetes can cause damage to the eyes, heart, blood vessels, nervous system, teeth, gums, feet, skin, and kidneys. Dr. Jorge Busse, Nephrologist with Baptist Health South Florida, says diabetes affects four tissues that do not need insulin to get sugar inside the cells. “Insulin facilitates the intake of the fuel into the cells and there are four tissues that do not need that. One is the retina, that’s why there’s eye involvement,” he explains.

He also points out arteries tend to be more blocked in diabetics, and people can suffer from coronary disease, strokes and peripheral vascular disease.
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