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Overview of diabetes complications

If 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 will need regular check‑ups for your eyes, feet, and kidneys.

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

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Page created July 2019.

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