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Can type 2 diabetes affect any other body parts?
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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Almost all of them
Diabetes commonly affects the eyes and kidney first, causing visual defects and slow kidney damage which can become signficant over 10 years.
Damage to nerves can lead to a painful condition in the legs called neuropathy which not only hurts but can lead to ulcers, infections and amputation. Erection problems are common in diabetes and heart attacks and strokes are more common and come younger.

In brief: Almost all of them
Diabetes commonly affects the eyes and kidney first, causing visual defects and slow kidney damage which can become signficant over 10 years.
Damage to nerves can lead to a painful condition in the legs called neuropathy which not only hurts but can lead to ulcers, infections and amputation. Erection problems are common in diabetes and heart attacks and strokes are more common and come younger.
Dr. Michael Klein
Dr. Michael Klein
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Rishi Kumar
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
Uncontrolled blood sugars can affect all body parts, and many times, in drastic ways.
Consequences are typically classified into microvascular pathologies (problems with circulation in the eyes, kidneys, and nerves) or macrovascular (problems with the coronary arteries, peripheral arteries, or stroke). These issues with poor circulation can ultimately affect all bodily functions.

In brief: Absolutely
Uncontrolled blood sugars can affect all body parts, and many times, in drastic ways.
Consequences are typically classified into microvascular pathologies (problems with circulation in the eyes, kidneys, and nerves) or macrovascular (problems with the coronary arteries, peripheral arteries, or stroke). These issues with poor circulation can ultimately affect all bodily functions.
Rishi Kumar
Rishi Kumar
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