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How Diabetes Affects Your Body: #Allin4health #health4all #minding your wellbeing #diabetesawareness By Dr TW Ngwenya-Changamire We continue to talk about Diabetes and today we will be talking about the consequences of Diabetes on our health, in essence we will be explaining the impact of having high blood sugar levels in circulation. Diabetes can affect different parts of the body negatively and it can make you susceptible to certain infections and diseases. High blood sugar levels cause reduced blood circulation to vital organs, reduced blood flow to these organs will lead to slow destruction of these vital organs. Diabetes can affect the eyes, kidneys, nerves and even the skin. If Diabetes is left uncontrolled or untreated it can also lead to life-threatening conditions. Diabetes and the eyes Diabetics may develop a condition called retinopathy. This condition is caused by damage of the small blood vessels that supply the retina. The high circulating blood sugar destroys these small blood vessels that supply the retina.