Long term complications: Macrovascular
The long-term health complications associated with diabetes can be divided between microvascular and macrovascular complications. Microvascular complications affect the small blood vessels and macrovascular complications affect the large arteries in your body. Macrovascular complications are also sometimes called cardiovascular complications. The higher your blood glucose level rises, the greater your risk of experiencing the health complications that have been linked to Type 2 diabetes. The good news is that you can help minimise your risk by following the advice of your diabetes healthcare team about your treatment and lifestyle.