Di­a­betes is not that se­ri­ous

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - FEATURES -

The com­pli­ca­tions of di­a­betes can be se­vere, so it’s sim­ply un­true you can have a con­di­tion called ‘mild’ di­a­betes. While it usu­ally takes sev­eral years for com­pli­ca­tions to even­tu­ate, di­a­betes can have a pro­found im­pact on many of your body’s sys­tems.

Some of the more se­ri­ous com­pli­ca­tions in­clude blind­ness and kid­ney dis­ease. You can even get foot ul­cers and risk am­pu­ta­tion, not to men­tion the im­pact di­a­betes might have on your over­all qual­ity of life and men­tal health. To add to that, hav­ing di­a­betes means you’re four times more likely to have a heart at­tack or stroke. All in all, di­a­betes is a very se­ri­ous con­di­tion in­deed.

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