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Diabetes Mellitus - Complications

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As a result of high blood sugar levels; abnormalities of lipid levels, blood pressure regulation, and blood coagulation; and oxidative stress, elderly patients with diabetes develop a number of complications. The long-term complications of diabetes are classified as microvascular (mainly kidney and eye problems) and macrovascular (vascular problems related to heart, brain, and lower limbs). Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure leading to hemodialysis, heart problems (angina and infarction), and limb amputation in the elderly diabetic population.

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