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How is poor blood circulation and nerve damage related to type 2 diabetes?

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Damage to nerves and hardening of the arteries leads to decreased sensation and poor blood circulation in the feet. This can lead to increased infections and an increased risk of ulcers which heal poorly and can, in turn, significantly raises the risk of amputation. Damage to nerves may also lead to digestive problems, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

From: Men and Type 2 Diabetes WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Diabetes Information Clearing House: "Type 2 Diabetes: What You Need to Know."

Intellihealth: "What Is Type 2 Diabetes?"

UpToDate: "Patient information: Diabetes mellitus type 2: Overview (Beyond the Basics)."

 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on August 15, 2017

SOURCES:

National Diabetes Information Clearing House: "Type 2 Diabetes: What You Need to Know."

Intellihealth: "What Is Type 2 Diabetes?"

UpToDate: "Patient information: Diabetes mellitus type 2: Overview (Beyond the Basics)."

 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on August 15, 2017

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