How can I prevent vascular complications of diabetes?

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The best way to prevent the vascular complications related to diabetes is to keep your blood sugar under control and to receive treatment for all the other potential risk factors such as hypertension and elevated cholesterol. It is also important that you don't smoke, as the combination of diabetes and smoking accelerates the development of plaque.

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