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Living Well with Diabetes

Why High Blood Glucose Is a Problem Over time, high blood glucose damages your blood vessels, both large and small. This damage can lead to complications that affect the whole body. Complications include heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, vision problems, blindness, nervous system problems, and risk of lower-limb loss (amputation). But, by controlling your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol according to your treatment plan, you can help reduce your risk of complications. 9 Brain Stroke Legs and feet Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) Nerves Nerve damage (neuropathy) Kidneys Kidney problems (nephropathy) Heart Heart attack Eyes Eye disease (retinopathy) Male reproductive organs Erectile dysfunction (ED) Female reproductive organs Vaginal dryness


Living Well with Diabetes
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