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Overview of diabetes complications

Tirohanga whānui ki ngā pīroiroitanga matehuka

Blood pressure checkupIf you have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, you might develop complications. Keeping your diabetes under good control will reduce your chances of having problems.

You'll need regular check‑ups for your eyes, feet and kidneys.

The rate of heart attack and stroke is higher if you have diabetes. You'll need checks for other risk factors such as blood pressure and cholesterol.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed November 2022.

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