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What are the long term effects of diabetes?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many problems

Untreated or uncontrolled diabetes can lead to kidney disease/failure, retinopathy and possible blindness, impotence (erectile dysfunction), gastroparesis (severe stomach pain and vomitting due to inadequate emptying), foot ulcers and risk of amputation of toes or legs, neuropathy (pins-and-needles sensation mostly in arms & legs), heart disease and possible heart attack & stroke, infection, etc.

In brief: Many problems

Untreated or uncontrolled diabetes can lead to kidney disease/failure, retinopathy and possible blindness, impotence (erectile dysfunction), gastroparesis (severe stomach pain and vomitting due to inadequate emptying), foot ulcers and risk of amputation of toes or legs, neuropathy (pins-and-needles sensation mostly in arms & legs), heart disease and possible heart attack & stroke, infection, etc.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: poorly controlled..

Then suffer with eye disease-blindness risk; nerve disease- limb ulcers, infections -amputations; kidney disease-dialsis; heart attacks, strokes.
But if well controlled can markedly reduce risk of all of these, and have normal life, no complications, normal life span.

In brief: poorly controlled..

Then suffer with eye disease-blindness risk; nerve disease- limb ulcers, infections -amputations; kidney disease-dialsis; heart attacks, strokes.
But if well controlled can markedly reduce risk of all of these, and have normal life, no complications, normal life span.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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