High Blood Sugar and the Problems It Can Cause
When diabetes is out of control, it means your blood sugar (blood glucose) is too high. High blood sugar may
not make you feel sick. But even if you have no symptoms, controlling your blood sugar is important for your
health. That's because high blood sugar can lead to serious problems over time. When your blood sugar is not
controlled, too much sugar stays in your blood for a long time. That can damage blood vessels and nerves.
This damage can cause:
- • Kidney disease
- • Blindness
- • Nerve damage
- • Foot problems
- • Heart disease
- • Stroke
JANUMET XR and JANUMET are not approved to treat serious
problems that may be caused by high blood sugar.
JANUMET XR and JANUMET can be used along with diet and exercise
to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. Your doctor will
determine whether JANUMET XR or JANUMET are right for you.
JANUMET XR and JANUMET should not be used in patients with type 1
diabetes or with diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or
urine). If you have had pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas),
it is not known if you have a higher chance of getting it while taking
JANUMET XR or JANUMET.
What you should know
Over many years, high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) can lead to
serious problems. Kidney disease can lead to kidney failure and
the need for dialysis. Blood vessel damage in the eyes can lead
to blindness. Nerve damage in the feet can lead to the need for
amputation. Heart disease and stroke can lead to death. Heart
disease is, in fact, the number 1 cause of death in people with
You may not want to think about these possibilities—no one
really wants to. But the good news is that you can help avoid
these problems by taking good care of yourself. This includes
taking steps to lower your blood sugar level.
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