Wellness Tuesday: 9 Effects of Diabetes

diabetes awarenessI’m NOT diabetic or pre-diabetic, but realized when I recently took my blood sugar that I was close to being pre-diabetic.

I’ve seen the negative effects of diabetes on others.

I know I don’t want to be diabetic, or even pre-diabetic.  In order to prevent this, it means making serious life changes.

The most important ways to do this are by changing eating habits and exercising more.

Why don’t I want to be diabetic?

Effects of Diabetesdiabetes

  1. Higher possibility for stroke or heart attack
  2. Vision problems including loss of eye sight
  3. Kidney disease
  4. Tingling, numbness, swelling, shooting or stabbing pain, or burning in the hands, feet or other parts of the body
  5. Gum Disease
  6. Effects on nervous system
  7. Extreme fatigue
  8. Increased thirst
  9. Additional stress, anxiety and depression

What are some effects of diabetes you’ve seen?

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