With diabetes, the small blood vessels in
the body are injured. When the blood vessels in the kidneys are injured, our
kidneys cannot clean our blood properly. Our body will retain more water and
salt than it should, which can result in weight gain and ankle swelling.
Diabetes also may cause damage to nerves in our body. This can cause difficulty
in emptying our bladder.
If you have any of the symptoms you may have diabetes, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible.