The day-to-day life of a patient with diabetes can be daunting. Over the years, chronic complications arise and involving almost all systems of the body. Common chronic complications of diabetes include atherosclerotic diseases, retinopathy, neuropathy, and nephropathy. Additionally, patients with diabetes are at increased risk for oral health problems, skin conditions, susceptibility to infections, genitourinary complications, and comorbid depression. This article focuses on the recognition, management, and prevention of these chronic complications of diabetes. We also discuss the importance of glycemic control and routine health maintenance. We recommend a patient-centered team-based approach to improve outcomes.
- Chronic complications
- Coordinated and patient-centered care
- Micro and macro vascular disease
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