What Health Problems Does Diabetes Cause?
Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to infections and serious diseases affecting the heart and blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, teeth and nerves.
Diabetes can damage the nerves throughout the body (diabetic neuropathy). Among the most commonly affected areas are the extremities, in particular the feet, leading to pain, tingling and loss of feeling. Loss of feeling can allow injuries to go unnoticed, leading to ulceration and serious infections.