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What about diabetic kidney disease and other diabetes complications?
If the steps you need to take to protect your kidneys sound overwhelming, keep this in mind; controlling your blood sugar and blood pressure can help to reduce the risk or severity of several other debilitating diabetes complications, including:
- Vision loss (due to diabetic retinopathy)
- Nerve damage (called diabetic neuropathy)
- Stroke and heart attack (both of which can be fatal)