Women and Diabetes

Effective management of diabetes and maintaining a normal blood-glucose level reduces the risk of complications.1 Monitoring and early detection of complications is an essential part of good diabetes care. This includes regular foot and eye checks, controlling blood pressure and blood glucose, and assessing risks for cardiovascular and kidney disease.


Common complications of diabetes include:

  • Cardiovascular disease         
  • Retinopathy
  • Neuropathy
  • Amputation
  • Kidney disease
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure


1 IDF Diabetes Atlas. 5th ed. [Internet]. Brussels (Belgium): International Diabetes Federation, 2011. [cited 2013 April] Available from:

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