Diabetes can also damage your kidneys and affect their ability to filter waste products from your blood.
Diabetes raises your risk of developing high blood pressure, which puts further strain on your heart.
Diabetes can also affect your skin, the largest organ of your body. Due to high blood sugar, it can cause the skin on your feet to dry and crack.
Central nervous system
Diabetes causes diabetic neuropathy, or damage to the nerves. This can affect your perception of heat, cold, and pain.
The changing hormones during pregnancy can cause gestational diabetes and, in turn, increases your risk of high blood pressure.
Diabetes is the most frequently identified cause of gastroparesis. This is a condition that causes the stomach to slow the movement of food into the small intestine.