Complications

There are many complications of diabetes that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some of the conditions, for which we have provided a brief overview.

  • Complications Overview

    Factors affecting clinical complications associated with diabetes.

  • Neuropathy

    Diabetic neuropathy, a nerve disorder, is a complication of diabetes that can   lead to problems throughout the body.
  • Diabetic Nephropathy (Renal Disease)

    Nephropathy is the deterioration of the kidneys. The final stage of nephropathy is called end-stage renal disease, or ESRD.
  • Eye Problems

    Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with   diabetes may face as complications. All can cause severe vision loss or even   blindness. Diabetic eye disease can often be treated before vision loss occurs.
  • Foot Problems

    Neuropathy and blood vessel disease both increase the risk of foot ulcers. The nerves to the feet are the longest in the body, and are most often affected by neuropathy. Because of the loss of sensation caused by neuropathy, sores or injuries to the feet may not be noticed and may become ulcerated.
  • Hypoglycemia

    Hypoglycemia is the condition of having a glucose (blood sugar) level that is too low to effectively fuel the body's blood cells. Glucose is the main source of fuel for the body.