Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Clinical Complications

Overview of Clinical Complications of Diabetes

Diabetes control and complications trial

The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial, a landmark 10-year study, demonstrated that people who lowered their blood glucose concentration have a better chance of delaying or preventing complications that affect the eyes (retinopathy), kidneys (nephropathy), and nerves (neuropathy). Two groups of patients with type 1 diabetes were studied. One group followed a standard treatment regimen and the other group followed an intensive treatment regimen. People who lowered their blood glucose levels practiced the intensive treatment regimens that included careful self-monitoring of glucose, multiple daily insulin injections, and close doctor contact.

What are the clinical complications associated with diabetes?

Clinical complications associated with diabetes may include the following:

What can prevent diabetes complications?

People with diabetes must stay alert for symptoms that can lead to clinical complications. The best way to do this is to:

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