Complications of Uncontrolled Diabetes Include (but not limited to):

  • Heart disease (possible death)
  • Stroke (possible death)
  • Kidney damage or kidney failure (nephropathy) – and needing dialysis
  • Liver disease
  • Digestion problems
  • Nerve damage (neuropathy)
  • Eye damage (retinopathy)
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Gum (periodontal) disease
  • Needing a toe, foot, or leg amputated (if you also have PAD)

Which may leave to psychosocial issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Many of these complications involve chronic pain.

Ask your doctor, dietician, nurse, or therapist for diabetic education resources.

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