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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


  • Kidney disease


  • Foot ulcers and foot amputation


  • Loss of leg and arm sensation.


REFERENCE


The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Management of type 2 diabetes: A handbook for general practice. East Melbourne, Vic: RACGP, 2020.