What will happen if I ignore my diabetes?

If your diabetes is not treated you could suffer from many different health problems. High levels of sugar in your blood can damage your blood vessels, nerves and organs and lead to:

  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Nerve damage, causing tingling or burning pain
  • Retinopathy which can lead to blindness
  • Kidney disease
  • Foot problems that can lead to amputation
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Miscarriage and stillbirth

For more information about complications from diabetes visit the Diabetes UK website.