How Diabetes Affects Your Body
- Diabetes causes blood glucose levels to be too high.
- People develop type 2 diabetes because the cells in the muscles, liver, and fat do not use insulin properly. As a result, the amount of sugar in the blood increases, while the cells are starved of energy.
- Over time, high blood sugar damages nerves and blood vessels, and can commonly lead to complications, such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, nerve problems, gum infections, and amputation.