What does diabetes mean for my health?
Diabetes affects your entire body. Diabetes increases your risk of:
Heart disease and stroke
Eye diseases such as retinopathy which are damaged blood vessels in light-seeing tissue at the back of the eye, cataracts and glaucoma
Foot ulcers and foot amputation
Loss of leg and arm sensation.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Management of type 2 diabetes: A handbook for general practice. East Melbourne, Vic: RACGP, 2020.