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Diabetes Complications

Diabetes Complications
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A key goal of diabetes treatment is to prevent or delay the development of chronic and acute complications

High blood glucose levels over time can affect the arteries and blood vessels that take blood to our organs, causing problems in the heart, eyes, kidneys and nerves. These are called chronic complications.

Hypoglycemia (low sugar) and hyperglycemia (high sugar) are acute complications. You should also know what to do when you are sick with a cold or stomach flu and must have an emergency kit ready at hand.

In these pages you will find information about detection, prevention and management of some of the most common diabetes complications, but remember that prevention is the key and tight control of blood glucose levels is the best thing to avoid or delay complications.