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Almost every part of the body can be affected by the complications of diabetes, including the heart, eyes, blood vessels, teeth, and skin. Examples of long-term complications include blindness, kidney failure, stroke, and sexual problems. Some complications can even lead to loss of life. Often, long-term complications of the disease can be prevented or delayed by keeping blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides in a normal or close-to-normal range.

Complications of Diabetes: An Overview

Over 20 million adults have diabetes, a chronic condition in which sugar (glucose) levels in the blood are too high. Over time, this high blood glucose level can lead to diabetes complications. In fact, diabetes is associated with long-term complications that affect almost every part of the body, including:
 
These problems can cause complications such as:
 
Such complications can be prevented or delayed by keeping blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides in a normal or close-to-normal range.
 
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