Chronic Complications of Diabetes Mellitus

Chronic Complications of Diabetes Mellitus is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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  • Prevention of long-term complications is one of the main goals of diabetes management. Appropriate treatment of established complications may delay their progression and improve quality of life.
  • Microvascular complications include diabetic retinopathy (DR), nephropathy, and neuropathy. These complications are directly related to hyperglycemia. Tight glycemic control has been shown to reduce the development and progression of these complications.

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  • Prevention of long-term complications is one of the main goals of diabetes management. Appropriate treatment of established complications may delay their progression and improve quality of life.
  • Microvascular complications include diabetic retinopathy (DR), nephropathy, and neuropathy. These complications are directly related to hyperglycemia. Tight glycemic control has been shown to reduce the development and progression of these complications.

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