Poorly Controlled Diabetes

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What constitutes poorly controlled diabetes? What sort of damage can poorly controlled diabetes lead to in the long run?


People with diabetes have higher blood sugar levels than non-diabetic individuals. Treatment of diabetes aims to lower the blood glucose levels to as close to normal as possible without any side effects. Poorly controlled diabetes means that the target glucose levels are not achieved. Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that requires careful monitoring and control. If poorly managed, it can lead to serious long-term complications such as heart attack, stroke and kidney failure.