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What effects can uncontrolled diabetes have over time?


Uncontrolled diabetes can have several long-term effects on your body - several effects that can be very severe. Treating diabetes can be very overwhelming, but at the same time it is important to stay on track in order to prevent future complications. Long-term complications of diabetes include: atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, diabetic neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy, erection problems, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke.

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