Diabetes Complications

Long Term Complications

Living with blood glucose that stays over 8mmol/l for a long period of time can cause serious damage to the delicate parts of your body. It can be very frightening to think about this, but the good news is that, with early detection and good care, advances in medical treatment make it perfectly possible for you to stay healthy. High blood glucose for a long time damages the large and small blood vessels and fine nerve endings. If unchecked, this can cause problems that can lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, strokes and amputations.