Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Hearing Loss

Posted on December 20, 2012 by Jodi Knapp

A recent mega-study involving more than 11,000 people found that hearing loss is one complication needing to be added to the long list for diabetics.

Not that diabetics actually needed another reason to find a natural solution to reversing their type 2 diabetes, but this one is as critical as the vision issue.

What researchers discovered was that one specific group of people suffering type 2 diabetes was at risk of severe hearing loss.

What you normally see with many diseases is that the symptoms and complications are more severe the older you are when the disease happens to you.

Not true with hearing loss and type 2 diabetes, according to research out of Japan’s Niigata University Faculty of Medicine. They found that the younger a person is when they develop the disease, the more severe the hearing loss.

Diabetes complications are primarily due to the damage done to blood vessels. The damage isn’t limited to those infusing the eyes, kidneys, heart, and extremities, which were already known areas for debilitating and degenerative damage.

Any tissues can be damaged, and thus all 5 senses and every system in the body are at risk for impairment if the disease isn’t well managed or reversed.


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