(HealthDay News) -- Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized
by elevated levels of blood sugar.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine mentions these possible
long-term complications of uncontrolled diabetes:
- Hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis).
- Damage to the kidneys, nerves and eyes.
- Erectile dysfunction.
- High cholesterol.
- High blood pressure.
- Infections of the urinary tract or skin.
- Peripheral vascular disease.
However, good blood glucose control can help prevent these
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