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Complications of diabetes

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Diabetes may cause damage to almost any organ.

Optimum glycaemic control reduces the risk of development of complications.

The organ systems most seriously affected by diabetes mellitus are listed below:

  • kidney
  • eyes
  • macrovasculature:
    • coronary arteries
    • cerebral circulation
    • peripheral vasculature
  • skin
  • nervous system
  • sexual dysfunction

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