Type 2 diabetes symptoms: Unusual signs – hearing loss, gum disease and daytime napping

It explains: “Health experts and medical researchers have debated the possible link between diabetes and hearing loss since the 1960s and early attempts to establish such as association were not very convincing.

“But in recent years there has been growing evidence to suggest diabetes contributes to hearing loss.”

So how does diabetes cause hearing loss?

The diabetes expert says while it is unknown exactly why hearing loss is more common among people with diabetes, autopsy studies of diabetes patients suggest the association is caused by neuropathy (nerve damage).

Neuropathy is a common complication of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

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