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Diabetes Complications

 

Understand  the Side Effects of Diabetes

Prolonged or untreated diabetes has  serious effects.  Elevated glucose levels increase the risk of the following complications:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Heart attack
  • Kidney disease
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Blindness
  • Amputations

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), diabetes has grown to epidemic proportions:

  • Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death by disease in this country.
  • One out of five people with type 2 diabetes will  have a long-term complication.
  • The leading cause of blindness, diabetes causes 12,000 to 24,000 people each year to lose their sight.
  • More than 65,000 leg and foot amputations each year are the result of diabetes.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of stroke and heart disease.
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