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- Are overweight
- Are over the age of 40
- Have high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Have poor blood glucose control
- Have high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia).
Lower your risk of bladder problems by keeping your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol close to the target numbers your doctor recommends. Maintaining a healthy weight and being physically active can also help prevent long-term complications of diabetes.
Smoking is a risk factor associated with diabetes and bladder problems; quitting will improve your health in many ways. If you quit smoking, you can lower your risk not only for nerve damage, but also for kidney disease, heart attack, and stroke.