Diabetes type 2: The subtle signs of high blood sugar you 'may not notice' – expert

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Wound healing:

High levels of sugar in the blood can damage the body’s nerve and blood circulation, slowing the healing of wounds.

The imbalanced blood glucose associated with diabetes can suppress white blood cells and impair their function, thereby increasing the risk of infection.


Thrush usually occurs around the genitals, but also around the mouth, armpits and in between the fingers.

Doctor Prash Vas, consultant in Diabetes at London Bridge Hospital, explained: “Because you are losing fluids – water, salt and glucose – the content of your urine has changed, allowing for the formation of candida yeast thrush.” 

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