Chronic Complications

TYPE 2 DIABETES

Chronic Complications

  • Heart Disease & Stroke Type 2 Diabetes doubles the risk of heart attack and stroke. High blood sugar can damage blood vessels in the heart and block vessels leading to the brain, causing a stroke.
    Heart Disease & Stroke Type 2 Diabetes doubles the risk of heart attack and stroke. High blood sugar can damage blood vessels in the heart and block vessels leading to the brain, causing a stroke.
  • Kidney Failure Elevated blood sugar and blood pressure can impair kidney blood vessels and nephrons, hindering their proper functioning and causing kidney failure.
    Kidney Failure Elevated blood sugar and blood pressure can impair kidney blood vessels and nephrons, hindering their proper functioning and causing kidney failure.
  • Blindness Type 2 Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in adults. High blood sugar can lead to eye problems such as blurry vision, cataracts, glaucoma, and retinopathy.
    Blindness Type 2 Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in adults. High blood sugar can lead to eye problems such as blurry vision, cataracts, glaucoma, and retinopathy.
  • Amputation Type 2 Diabetes complications can lead to skin sores (ulcers) on the feet which are difficult to treat and can quickly worsen, and may require amputation.
    Amputation Type 2 Diabetes complications can lead to skin sores (ulcers) on the feet which are difficult to treat and can quickly worsen, and may require amputation.
Understanding Diabetes

Chronic Complications

Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM) is the predominant form of diabetes, accounting for over 90% of all cases worldwide.

T2DM is the most common form of diabetes, representing over 90% of all cases globally. It develops gradually and often goes undiagnosed, earning the nickname “silent killer.”

The condition occurs when the body has excess glucose in the bloodstream, leading to high blood sugar levels. This happens due to insulin resistance or insufficient insulin production. Prolonged elevated blood sugar can cause damage to blood vessels, leading to complications affecting vital organs like the heart, brain, eyes, nerves, and kidneys.

T2DM poses significant health risks and requires proper management to prevent complications.

complications 1

Empowering & Supporting
Type 2 Diabetes Patients