Untreated diabetes and high blood pressure

Patient: About 6 months ago my husband stopped taking his medications. High blood pressure, diabetes,high cholestrol, just to mention a few. Can you please tell me what to expect because he does not plan on going back on them or seeing a doctor.

Doctor: According to the diagnosis you provided and the fact that he does not treat his conditions for the last 6 months, compli cations such as Diabetic retinopathy or nephropathy might start to develop as early as a year after if his blood glucose levels are excessively increased as well as his blood pressure.I would certainly recommend him to get an evaluation and possible test for HBA1C which would tell how high his hemoglobin was for the last 3 months.