Diabetes and other organs

Diabetes causes brain trouble

Developing diabetes before age 65, and greater severity of diabetes, may be important in the development of mild cognitive impairment among individuals in their 70s and 80s.

Diabetes and gangrene

Peripheral arterial disease caused by atherosclerosis is more likely to affect diabetics and can lead to strokes and gangrene.

What Is Diabetic Neuropathy?

There are a number of ways that diabetes damages the nerves, but they all seem related to blood sugar being too high for a long period of time.

Diabetes and the heart

Having diabetes increases your risk of having heart disease or stroke. Although there is no cure for diabetes, you can still avoid complications and enjoy a long, productive life.

Diabetes and the eye

When left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness in diabetics. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among adults between the ages of 16 and 74.

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Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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