6 doctors weighed in:

Can controlled diabetes damage your kidney, eye or heart?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Diabetes can damage several organs even if diabetes is strictly controlled.
However the complications are delayed for several years and are easier to manage. It is prudent to visit your primary care physician on a regular basis so that diabetic complications can be detected at early stage.

In brief: Yes

Diabetes can damage several organs even if diabetes is strictly controlled.
However the complications are delayed for several years and are easier to manage. It is prudent to visit your primary care physician on a regular basis so that diabetic complications can be detected at early stage.
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh
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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Diabetic problems

Diabetic complications are primarily affected by two causes, hypertension and glucose control.
The uk prospective diabetic study showed that patients with controlled blood pressure had a lower percentage of diabetic eye and kidney disease than those who had better glucose control. It is important to control glucose levels in diabetic patients and it is even more important to control their bp.

In brief: Diabetic problems

Diabetic complications are primarily affected by two causes, hypertension and glucose control.
The uk prospective diabetic study showed that patients with controlled blood pressure had a lower percentage of diabetic eye and kidney disease than those who had better glucose control. It is important to control glucose levels in diabetic patients and it is even more important to control their bp.
Dr. Jack Rubin
Dr. Jack Rubin
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Dr. Tim Conrad
However, even controlled diabetics can get organ damage, but they are less likely for this to happen than those who are uncontrolled.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Yes

Control of diabetes markedly reduces risk of damage to these organs, but does not eliminate risk.

In brief: Yes

Control of diabetes markedly reduces risk of damage to these organs, but does not eliminate risk.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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