Type 2 diabetes can be easy to ignore, especially in the early stages when you’re feeling fine. But diabetes affects many major organs, including your heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. Controlling your blood sugar levels can help prevent these complications.
Although long-term complications of diabetes develop gradually, they can eventually be disabling or even life-threatening. Some of the potential complications of diabetes include:
Cavities and gum infections
Urinary tract infections
Almost 10 percent of people with type 2 diabetes get urinary tract infections, almost double the number of people without diabetes who get them, according to recent data. Sugar in the urine becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. Diabetes also contributes to nerve damage in the bladder, which can allow urine to pool—and bacteria to grow. Urinary tract infections are treated with antibiotics.
Your memory and mental sharpness can suffer
Rates of depression are two to three times higher in diabetes patients than in the general population, says Dr. King. Scientists suspect that diabetes can contribute to depression and that depression can contribute to diabetes risk—a two-way street.(S3)
In the short term, fluctuations in glucose levels can cause the lens of the eye to swell, which can make your vision blurry, says Dr. King. In fact, when patients are first treated for diabetes, their vision may even seem to get worse—which is totally normal—because as their blood sugar levels drop, the lens can change shape. But the eye will adjust within a few weeks.(S4)
You feel indigestion, nauseous, or very full after meals
Diabetes can affect function of the vagus nerve, which controls how food moves through your digestive tract, according to the American Diabetes Association. When this nerve doesn’t work properly, food takes longer to leave your stomach, which can lead to a host of uncomfortable symptoms, such as heartburn, nausea and vomiting, bloating, feeling full after meals, and lack of appetite.
These juice recipes will help to reverse your Type 2 diabetes from week
Brussels Sprouts and String Bean Juice
11-12 Brussels sprouts
2 cup string beans
1 cucumber (optional)
1 peeled lemon
Juice the Brussels sprouts, then, the string beans, then the lemon.
When completely blended, stir.
Note: The Brussels sprouts and the beans supply you with key minerals and energy through the creation of vitamin B6 and are a great source of insulin.
Watercress, Tomatoes and Parsley Juice
6 sprigs watercress
1 handful of parsley
2-3 Small tomatoes
Cut the apples into wedges and remove both the core and the seed.
Note: Tomatoes contains lycopene which can help in reducing LDL which is the bad cholesterol by at least 10% if consumed daily. In fact consuming 1/2 liter of tomato juice daily can help to protect against heart disease. Watercress is packed full of beta carotene and antioxidants which are crucial in reducing the risk of heart disease, cataracts and certain types of cancers.(S5)