Diabetes management 2: long-term complications due to poor control

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Diabetes is a long-term systemic disease that can damage all regions of the body. Poor glycaemic control can lead to a variety of pathologies, some of which can be life threatening. The second article in this three-part series explores the cumulative effects of poorly controlled blood glucose and describes the complications of diabetes, which can be delayed, reduced or even avoided through appropriate monitoring, drug management and lifestyle changes.

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