When offered the facts that hearing loss can be twice as common in adults with Diabetes than those non-sufferers, it may be more difficult to ignore the connection and in fact acknowledge that it is more likely to be connected as a less recognized complication, rather than a random happening or coincidence.
So, in modern times with Diabetes becoming a more commonplace disease are we right to assume its increase will present itself as a significant contributor to a rise in hearing impairment or even hearing loss and is there something to be done, why is it a possibility in the the first place and can we help to avoid the outcome?
It is unlikely that the Diabetes sufferer can play a major part, in deactivating the outcome of hearing problems, Diabetes by its nature often leads to the damaging of nerves and blood vessels which play an important part in supplying and servicing the sensitive inner ear.
Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production. But Pre-Diabetes suffers that have been tested also show a higher rate of hearing loss. As it is well documented that Pre-Diabetes sufferers can play a part and often prevent or slow down the onset of Diabetes by the positive actions of increasing physical activity and monitoring their intake of the wrong foods, controlling their blood glucose levels blood pressure, and cholesterol, although it may not be possible to avoid hearing problems in suffers of Diabetes, it raises the possibility of delaying the onset. So, by cutting calories, increasing physical activity and living a structured lifestyle could this also mirror a delay in hearing problems and even the ultimate loss of hearing.
It is highly recommend that Diabetes sufferers take regular Hearing Tests but it may also prove equally as crucial for the Pre-Diabetes sufferer to take them on a more regular basis, and although it may not be possible to put off the often inevitable, prevention is more likely than cure and by living life to be as well as we can be, it could very well prove to be a more positive outcome than not.
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