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What are macrovascular diseases?

Macrovascular complications of diabetes are diseases that develop when the larger blood vessels in the body get damaged. They develop due to the formation of plaques (fatty material deposit) or blood clots that block the arteries. This leads to poor blood flow to the heart or extremities such as brain or feet and are broadly categorized as Macrovascular Complications of Diabetes Mellitus.

Macrovascular diseases diabetes can be categorized as:

  1. Cardiovascular disease
  2. Peripheral vascular disease
  3. Cerebrovascular disease
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