After a few years, hyperglycemia sometimes leads to serious complications that require the absolute necessity to follow the treatment well:
- Cardiovascular complications: the vessels are weakened, more likely to become clogged, with increased risks of heart attacks: angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, lower extremities of arteritis with a risk of gangrene, stroke ...
- Neurological complications : polyneuritis (involvement of the nerves of the legs for example).
- Renal complications progressing to kidney failure.
- Ocular complications including diabetic retinopathy moving at worst to blindness.
- Skin problems especially at the feet, because of impaired sensitivity and problems of vascularization.
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