The high blood sugar, and blood sugar fluctuations associated with diabetes cause a number of life-impairing and life-shortening ailments.
Some of these include:
- Vision Loss
- Circulation Problems
- Heart Disease
- Nerve Pain
- Movement and Mobility Problems
On a more positive note, the statistics have been improving steadily over the past decade and the difference in lifespans and years without disability between diabetics and non-diabetics has been shrinking. This is true even though more and more people are being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. Apparently more aggressive treatments, newer medications and greater awareness have helped improve outcomes for diabetics.