3. Teeth and Gums Can be Damaged
Abnormally high blood sugar levels tend to feed the harmful bacteria that leads to the formation of plaque, and excessive plaque accumulation can cause severe tooth decay, cavities, and gum diseases.
Certain severe gum diseases can even lead to excessive tooth loss. Basically, it works by causing the gum to weaken, along with weakening the tissues and bones that are responsible for keeping our teeth perfectly aligned. This also increases your risk factors of suffering from mouth infections.
4. Indications of Severe Problems
In several cases, patients fail to notice there symptoms until they cause a severe damage to their health, which is why type 2 diabetes is usually discovered until too much damage has been done.
Here are some risk factors that you need to keep a look-out for:
- Minor cuts and sores are taking too much time to heal because the natural healing process has slowed down.
- Frequent episodes of urinary tract infections or yeast infections.
- Skin is suffering from severe bouts of itchiness, particularly in the groin area.
5. Risk Factors than can be Controlled
There are several widely common lifestyles, bad habits and medical ailments that tend to put individuals at a much greater risk of suffering from type 2 diabetes.
Here are some risk factors that can be controlled to prevent diabetes:
- Being an excessive smoker.
- Having the lifestyle of a couch potato.
- Consuming excessive quantities of red meat, high-fat dairy products, processed meats, and sugar-loaded candies.
- Being overweight, particularly having an excess of fat around the waist and belly.
- Having abnormal levels of triglycerides and cholesterol.