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DIABETES

Diabetes, also referred to as “high sugar” (“sugar ki bimari”) among Southeast Asians, is a condition where the body has difficulty metabolizing sugar (“glucose”).

COMPLICATIONS

Uncontrolled blood sugar can result in complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, nerve damage (“neuropathy”), dental infections and even limb amputation.
Discuss the increased risk for South Asians with your doctor. © 2019 Aga Khan Health Board USA
Discuss the increased risk for South Asians with your doctor. © 2019 Aga Khan Health Board USA

COMPLICATIONS

Uncontrolled blood sugar can result in complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, nerve damage (“neuropathy”), dental infections and even limb amputation.

DIABETES

Diabetes, also referred to as “high sugar” (“sugar ki bimari”) among Southeast Asians, is a condition where the body has difficulty metabolizing sugar (“glucose”).