You’ve heard so many “why’s” about the importance of managing your Diabetes diagnosis, you’re sick of it. I get it. But I won’t go easy on you. I want you to sit up and take notice and choose a better life. If you haven’t considered all the repercussions of Type 2 Diabetes, consider hearing loss-Do you need another reason to manage your Diabetes?
This is the latest news taken directly from the research teams:
➡ “Washington: A new study has found that having diabetes may cause women to experience a greater degree of hearing loss as they age, especially if the metabolic disorder is not well controlled with medication.
➡ According to the study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, women between the ages of 60 and 75 with well-controlled diabetes had better hearing than women with poorly controlled diabetes, with similar hearing levels to those of non-diabetic women of the same age.
Men, however, had worse hearing loss across the board compared to women in the study, regardless of their age or whether or not they had diabetes.
The study author continues:
From Derek J. Handzo, D.O., with the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Clinic.
“A certain degree of hearing loss is a normal part of the aging process for all of us, but it is often accelerated in patients with diabetes, especially if blood-glucose levels are not being controlled with medication and diet.”
“Our study really points to the importance of patients controlling their diabetes, especially as they age, based on the impact it may have on hearing loss.”
➡ According to the latest report from the Centers For Disease Control, more than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes.
The report finds that as of 2015:
➡ 30.3 million Americans – 9.4 percent of the U.S. population –have diabetes.
➡ Another 84.1 million have prediabetes, a condition that if not treated, usually leads to type 2 diabetes within five years.
The disease continues to represent a growing health problem:
Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2015.