high blood sugar isn't controlled, blood vessels all over the body become damaged.
Ongoing high blood sugar affects organs, blood vessels, and nerves. This raises the
of damage to the heart, kidneys, eyes, nerves, and limbs. Diabetes also makes other
problems more dangerous. These include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and
triglycerides. Over time, people with uncontrolled high blood sugar have a greater
of being disabled or dying from some conditions. These include heart attack, heart
failure, or stroke. They may also have problems in their eyes, kidneys, and nerves,
mainly in their feet and lower legs. These problems are from injury to small blood