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diabetes complications can develop when you have
prediabetes, diabetes that has not been diagnosed
early, and even diabetes that has been treated.
Complication of diabetes
Symptoms of consequences
Eyes: Damage to the retina, the part of the eye that captures
Kidneys: Impaired functioning of the kidneys, and, in severe
cases, kidney failure
Nerves: Decreased sensation, especially common in the feet
and hands; weakness; abnormal functioning of some organ systems
Heart disease: Problems with the circulatory system that
weaken the heart
Strokes: Blood supply to the brain is cut off, usually caused
by a blood clot in an artery.
Peripheral arterial disease
: Blood has trouble
reaching the extremities, such as the hands and feet.
Frequent infections, sometimes with unusual types of bacteria
Current as of:
July 16, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
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