How Does Diabetes Affect Men Differently?

Diabetes is one of the few diseases that affects men differently than women. Type 2 Diabetes is the most common among men and this is a disease in which your body cannot produce enough insulin. Diabetes affects a vast portion of the world, but men are at most risk for Diabetes.

Symptoms:diabetes and men

increased thirst
increased hunger
frequent urination, especially at night
unexplained weight loss
blurred vision
sores that don’t heal

Complications in Men

If left unmanaged, diabetes can cause serious health implications such as heart disease, nerve damage and kidney damage. The death rate from heart disease is much higher for men than it is for men without diabetes. Diabetes can also lead to blindness and other eye disorders such as glaucoma and cataracts.

Diabetic neuropathy is very common after having the disease for many years. This is a type of nerve damage that affects the legs and feet, numbing these parts of the body.