Today in class we will be learning about the effects of diabetes, Eye Complications Foot Complications Skin Complications High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Hearing Loss
Diabetic retinopathy affects blood vessels in the light-sensitive tissue called the retina that lines the back of the eye. It is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes and the leading cause of vision impairment and blindness among working-age adults.
Uncontrolled diabetes can damage your nerves. If you have damaged nerves in yourlegs and feet, you might not feel heat, cold, or pain. This lack of feeling is called "sensory diabetic neuropathy." If you do not feel a cut or sore on your foot becauseof neuropathy, the cut could get worse and become infected.
In people with diabetes, a yeast infection, dry skin, or poor circulation can be the root cause. When poor blood flow is the culprit, the lower legs may be the itchiest part of the body.
Blood pressure with diabetes
Diabetes and high blood pressure. About 25% of people with Type 1 diabetes and 80% of people with Type 2 diabetes have high blood pressure. Having diabetesraises your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and other health problems. Having high blood pressure also raises this risk.
What causes or contributes to hearing loss in people with diabetes isn't clear. It's known that high blood sugar can damage blood vessels throughout the body, including your ears. ... Another complication of diabetes is nerve damage. It's possible that damage to the auditory nerves could lead to hearing loss