A 42-year-old member asked:
I wanted to know when you have type 1 diabetes, how come it matters if your blood sugar is high?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Toxic effects: If glucose (sugar) is circulating in your blood at high levels, it begins to have a toxic effect on the cells of the body, including nerve cells, the lens and other tissues of the eye.Over time, you can look forward to loosing sensation in your great toes, forefoot, legs below the knees etc.These will be amputated over time.You are likely to go blind, loose your kidney function. Sounds interesting.
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Last updated Nov 6, 2013
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