Diabetes

Diabetes complications

Diabetes is a systemic disease meaning that it can affect almost every organ in the body. The effects of diabetes include damage from high blood glucose levels to the heart, kidneys, brain and eyes. Find more information on how diabetes affects the organs here.

Diabetes and the brain

When nerve damage from diabetes takes place, the nerves in the brain that control sensation, are often damaged.

Diabetes linked to pancreatic cancer

New research suggests that doctors and their diabetic patients should be aware that the onset of diabetes or rapidly deteriorating diabetes could be the first sign of hidden pancreatic cancer.

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 your kidneys

Kidney problems result from damage to the blood vessels in the kidneys caused by high blood sugar levels in some diabetes patients.

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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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