What Causes a Diabetic Complication
When high amounts of sugar stay in your blood for too long, problems can happen throughout your body. These problems are called complications of Diabetes.
Types of Complications
Common types of diabetic complications are:
Keeping your blood sugar at goal can greatly help to lower your chances of having a complication.
Know your numbers!
Your A1C measures the average amount of sugar in your blood over the last 3 months. The goal for most people with diabetes is less than 7%. Most people who are at their goal, or controlled, should check their A1C every 6 months. People who are above their goal, or uncontrolled, should check their A1C every 3 months.