Diabetes can effect your body negatively in many ways. Dr. Schaeffer discusses some of the common effects diabetes can have on your body. First, diabetes can effect your eyes, called retinopathy. Next, you will be immunocompromised. This means your body will have a harder time fighting infections. Lastly, your nerves can be negatively effected. This is referred to as diabetic neuropathy.
The best way to stay healthy, is to maintain a great team of doctors. You need to stay fit and maintain a healthy diet. With some education and a great team behind you, you can continue a normal lifestyle.