By now almost all of us know about diabetes. Diabetes means increase in blood sugar. As the blood flows through entire body and high blood sugar reaches every organ, diabetes generally affects all the body parts.
There are some organs which are affected to a greater extent. Our experts say that four organs are specially affected by diabetes – heart, eyes, kidneys and nerves. Lets further discuss how diabetes affects these organs.
- Heart: Increase in sugar levels leads to fat deposition inside blood vessels and in turn hardens them. It leads to high blood pressure. Having high BP is not good for your heart as it can lead to heart attack too.
- Eyes: Eyes have very small, delicate and fragile blood vessels. These vessels cannot bear the load of high blood sugar level. It is a possibility that they can burst because of their delicate nature. This can cause spots in eyes and permanent blindness in the long run.
- Kidneys: Our blood flows through entire body and the blood purification is done in kidneys. Kidneys need to get rid of high sugar in blood and exhaust soon due to this additional task in diabetic patients. Even a few medicines, which are taken by a diabetic person can affect kidneys. This can result in kidney failure.
- Nerves: Our body contains very thin and tiny nerves which help us sense various things. Excess sugar in body is a load on your nerves. This can make these nerves non-functional. This may lead to a permanent damage and injuries. Foot amputation is a complication if nerves are affected and wounds don’t heal.
We all are aware that diabetes is a non-curable disease. Hence controlling your diabetes by maintaining proper diet, exercising regularly, taking medicines on time is the only way to save these organs.