Recent studies suggest that a person suffering from diabetes, or even prediabetes, is much more likely to suffer from hearing loss, than a person who does not have diabetes.
More research is being done to find out exactly what the link between hearing loss and diabetes could be, but current speculations are that it might be due to high blood glucose levels that cause damage to the small blood vessels within the ear.
It is very often difficult to spot the signs of hearing loss, as it happens over a longer period of time, and not immediately as some other symptoms.
Signs of Hearing Loss
- Regularly asking others to repeat themselves.
- Difficulty following conversations where more than two people are involved.
- Thinking that others are mumbling.
- Trouble hearing in noisy places such as busy restaurants.
- Turning up the TV or radio volume on a level that others find too loud.
What should I do if I suspect a hearing loss?
Talk to your doctor and get a reference to a hearing specialist.
How to prevent diabetes related Hearing Loss
Controlling of blood sugar levels is the most important factor to prevent any diabetes related ailment.
You can control your blood sugar levels with a healthy diet and enough exercise each day. We also recommend taking the Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement with each meal to help keep blood sugar levels stable at all time.