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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Diabetes Complications

Diabetes can affect any part of your body. When your blood sugar level stays high for a long time, you may have a greater chance of a heart attack, a stroke, kidney damage, or blindness. Other long-term complications of diabetes include bone and joint disorders, skin problems, digestive problems, sexual dysfunction, and problems with your teeth and gums. The links below takes you to trusted resources for information on diabetes complications.