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12 Complications of Diabetes

12 Complications of Diabetes

From your eyes down to your toes and from your skin inward to your organs, diabetes can cause health problems all over your body. Keeping your blood sugar under control can prevent many of these complications. Some treatments may also reduce their effects, especially if you catch the problems early.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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