Other Health Problems
Cut Your Risk for Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver disease—the accumulation of fat in the liver—is more common in people with diabetes. This can lead to liver failure, liver cancer, and heart disease.
Diabetes and Periodontal (Gum) Disease
Poorly controlled diabetes can lead to gum disease, which is an infection of the gums and bone that hold the teeth in place.
Diabetes and Sensitive Topics
Diabetes affects every part of your life, and it can create problems that aren’t easy to talk about with your health care provider.
Diabetes and Sexual Intimacy
Damage to the nerves or blood vessels caused by diabetes can interfere with sexual function.
Diabetic Skin Troubles
About one-third of people with diabetes get a skin problem sooner or later. Fortunately, most problems can be prevented or easily treated.
Wound Care Critical for Diabetes
Because a person with diabetes has poor blood circulation, wounds of all kinds heal slowly and are easily infected. In addition, high blood glucose leads to high levels of sugar in body tissues, causing bacteria to grow and infections to develop more quickly.