High blood sugar levels can damage small and large blood vessels.
The complications of diabetes are related to the effects high blood sugar levels have on your blood vessels.
Complications of diabetes are divided into two categories: Microvascular and Macrovascular, or those that affect small blood vessels, and those that affect the large blood vessels.
Microvascular complications include nerve damage, eye disease, and kidney disease. Macrovascular complications include cardiovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, and high blood pressure.
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