What does diabetes mean for me?

Having diabetes increases your risk of developing:


  • Heart disease and stroke

  • Eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma and retinopathy

  • Kidney disease

  • Foot ulcers and increased risk of foot amputation

  • Nerve damage (neuropathy)

Leading a lifestyle with regular exercise, a healthy diet, good sleep and losing weight can delay the onset of diabetes as well as lower your risk of developing these complications of diabetes.