When you’re having trouble breathing, the first thing you want to get checked is your lungs. But there are 18 causes of breathing problems that are directly linked to diabetes. Yes! Frequent urination, weight gain, fatigue and tingling hands and feet are not the only symptoms of diabetes.
The link between diabetes and breathing problems
There are a lot of complications of diabetes that can negatively affect your breathing including asthma and shortness of breath.
But, the easiest reason why blood sugar affects your respiratory system is excessive body weight. Most diabetics are overweight. Thus, putting strain on the respiratory system. Also, causing breathing problems such as shortness of breath. Furthermore, people with poorly controlled diabetes are more likely to show dips in lung function over time than those with well-controlled diabetes.This is according to the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
So, before you have your lungs checked, have your blood sugar checked first.