The Complexities of Type 2 Diabetes Complications
Type 2 diabetes is associated with a long list of complications that can affect health as well as quality of life. Some of the health complications are more commonly known like heart disease, neuropathy, kidney disease, but there are also those that people don’t usually associate with diabetes, like sleep disorders, compulsive eating and cognitive decline. Managing type 2 diabetes on a daily basis can also lead to emotional & psychological complications which can result in diabetes burnout. Even though type 2 diabetes is a chronic health condition, it can be controlled. Lifestyle changes can be made to prevent, delay or overcome complications which can make a big difference when it comes to living a full and healthy life. We conducted a survey of people who have type 2 diabetes, and asked many questions about the impact of the condition on quality of life. Here are some of the highlights from what we heard from the community.