Type 2 Diabetes: Living With Complications (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
You can prevent or delay complications from type 2 diabetes by keeping your blood sugar levels within your target range. Scientific evidence shows that tightly controlling blood sugar levels can prevent the development and progression of small blood vessel (microvascular) disease and nerve disease (neuropathy).
Talk to your doctor about whether you should take low-dose aspirin. Daily low-dose aspirin (81 milligrams) may help prevent heart problems if you are at risk for heart attack or stroke. People who have diabetes are 2 to 4 times more likely than people who don't have diabetes to die from heart and blood vessel diseases.6
Prevention and early detection
To prevent and detect complications early:
Other preventive measures
eMedicineHealth Medical Reference from Healthwise
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2012 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Find out what women really need.
Pill Identifier on RxList
- quick, easy,
Find a Local Pharmacy
- including 24 hour, pharmacies