When diabetes is controlled, the risk of complications decreases. For example, for every 1% decrease in HbA1c, there is a corresponding 40% decrease in the risk of microvascular complications. Similarly, for every 10-mm Hg drop in blood pressure, there is a 12% reduced risk of cardiovascular and microvascular complications; controlling LDL cholesterol reduces risks of large-vessel disease even further (20%-50%). Appropriate eye and foot programs (e.g., laser therapy, podiatry monitoring) can reduce the risk of loss of vision or amputation by 50% or more.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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