7 Long-Term Complications Of Type 2 Diabetes




Diabetes is a disease that is very easy to appear and has a lot of side effects. Type 2 diabetes will not only give the body a feeling of weakness.

Moreover, there are many long-term complications of type 2 diabetes that can appear and are difficult to cure or eliminate.

Complications Of Long-Term Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes can cause long-term complications consisting of several disorders below:

1.       High blood pressure

Most people who have type 2 diabetes also have high blood pressure. If this blood pressure is very difficult to stabilize it is most likely to cause another more chronic disorder.

Therefore, regular blood pressure checks and exercise must be done so that blood pressure is stable. Normally the blood pressure in the body is around 120/80 mm Hg.

2.       Stroke

High blood sugar can also cause blood clots so it is difficult to flow in the blood vessels. The impact of conditions such as diabetes can occur 1.5 times greater than those who do not experience it.

The risk of this stroke is also higher if someone has high cholesterol, obesity, and often smokes.

3.       Cardiovascular disorders

It cannot be denied that blood sugar in the body can cause damage to blood vessels. This damage causes a person to experience circulatory disorders from and to the heart and throughout the body.

Furthermore, blood sugar that is too high also causes an increase in LDL and triglycerides associated with deposition in blood vessels.

4.       Visual impairment

Blood sugar levels that are always high in the body will cause vision problems. This disorder can be in the form of glaucoma, cataracts, to diabetic retinopathy which causes damage to the blood vessels in the eye.

5.      Nerve damage

Diabetes is too severe and causes problems in the body. The nervous system can be damaged so that the body will feel pain in some parts, some movements are very difficult to use, erectile disorders in men, the vagina becomes drier, lost balance, and too sensitive to touch.

Nerve damage will reduce a person's productivity. In fact, if it is severe it will be very difficult to cure so that defects in the body can occur.

6.       Kidney damage

Although not directly, over time, the kidneys will be damaged. The amount of blood sugar causes the blood filtration process to run long enough and burden the organs. This condition can cause problems including kidney failure.

7.       Severe dry wounds

Can not be denied again if the wound that occurs in people with diabetes is a big disaster. Even though just a scratch can be a big problem because it's hard to recover.

In fact, the possibility of being severe is very large. Injuries that occur in the legs or arms and are difficult to cure can end in amputation so that the infection does not spread everywhere.

How To Live Healthy To Be Free From Diabetes

Diabetes can arise because of our bad lifestyle. Conversely, it can be prevented by changing lifestyles for the better every day. If you want to be free of diabetes, do a number of things below.

·         Limit sugar consumption every day. Sugar will cause blood sugar in the body to increase and trigger diabetes.
·         Doing exercise regularly every day. Exercise is done by walking fast, jogging, or going to the gym. By doing exercise, insulin sensitivity will increase and the amount of insulin will increase so that the body will not experience problems if blood sugar increases.
·         Eating enough water every day. During this time we tend to consume sweet drinks or other sweeteners. Though this drink can trigger a rise in blood sugar quickly. Meet the needs of 6-8 glasses of water every day.
·         Lose weight to be ideal. having a weight that is not ideal and tends to obesity can cause a lot of problems in the body, not only diabetes, but also a decrease in fertility.
·         As much as possible stop smoking or reduce it slowly. Smoking activity is very close to smokers so reducing it can reduce the risk of developing diabetes.
·         Do a low-carbohydrate diet such as ketogenic. This diet will limit the need for sugar and carbohydrates in the body. The impact of blood sugar will be normal at any time.
·         Limit the number of servings that are eaten when eating. If you want to eat foods such as rice or other sweet foods, consume with little or enough. Don't consume it in large amounts at all, because it can cause a large increase in blood sugar.
·         Avoid a very passive lifestyle. This passive lifestyle will cause the body to easily store fat. Furthermore fat will trigger obesity and diabetes. As much as possible to keep exercising at least 3 times a week.
·         Eat fruits and vegetables that contain lots of fiber content.
·         Optimizing vitamin D absorbed by the body. You can bask every morning or eat food and drink supplements.


That’s a review of the long-term complications of type 2 diabetes. Because there are so many complications and diseases, it's good to maintain a healthy body and not create problems with eating carelessly and living an unhealthy lifestyle. Once diabetes appears, the chances of recovery will be low.

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