to the vessels to the brain in the case of stroke.
The bleeding and hemorrhage in the retina of the eye as well as
glaucoma each causing blindness.
problems such as chronic gum disease
and periodontal infection
may be responsible for instability in control of blood sugars and
also lead to bacteria and plaque building up in the vessels of the
in the arteries of the heart resulting in angina
(chest pains), heart attacks and stroke.
to the kidneys resulting in kidney failure.
of sensation or chronic pain in the legs and feet called neuropathy.
Poor circulation can also result in ulcers
which are slow to heal and added to the loss of sensation, the threat
of amputation from infections
which are not detected or due to lack of circulation simply never
neuropathy can even numb
the digestive tract so the body is unaware that it has food ready
(as a rule of thumb) usually experience the beginning of some of
these complications after about fifteen years, though many are able
to delay them for much longer.
have shown that stable or near normal blood sugar levels may delay
complications, though there is no guarantee that a person, no matter
how well they take care of thier diabetes, will never experience
them. It may all come down to nuances in an individual's metabolism,
heredity, or factors on a molecular level in the individual cells
when absorbing food, insulin, or effects caused by swings in blood