Diabetes: A Multisystem Chronic Disease with Long-term Complications Introduction Diabetes is a multisystem chronic disease with long-term complications of the disease involving the cardiovascular, nervous, digestive, renal and the visual system of those it affects. The elevated blood glucose levels causes changes in these blood vessels and subsequently affecting the organs they perfuse. Microvascular complications include diabetic retinopathy, neuropathy and nephropathy. Macrovascular complications include cardiovascular disease and stroke, both leading causes of death. According to Murphy et al (2005), diabetic neuropathy is the most common diabetic complication occurring in 50% of diabetics. The development of diabetic complications...The end:
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