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Complications

Staying healthy when you have diabetes is possible with careful blood glucose management – that’s the best way to reduce your risk of long-term health complications.

Higher blood sugar levels cause damage over time to blood vessels and nerves, which can affect your eyes, heart, kidneys, and other organs. It’s important to be aware of these diabetes-related health complications so that you can act now to avoid them or prevent them from progressing. 

Researchers presented on the exciting weight loss efficacy of tirzepatide. While tirzepatide has not yet been approved for weight loss, the SURMOUNT clinical trial...
An actively recruiting clinical trial is seeking to evaluate a new drug to treat diabetic kidney disease (DKD). This new injectable drug will be given alongside Farxiga...
Having diabetes puts you at risk for problems with your feet. There are steps you can take to keep your feet healthy as recommended in the latest ADA Standards of Care.
If you have type 2 diabetes, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is crucial for managing your blood sugar and preventing complications. Find out about the...
Having diabetes puts you at risk for nerve damage that can affect digestion, breathing, or even blood pressure – a condition known as autonomic neuropathy. Here are...
Having diabetes puts you at risk for nerve damage in your extremities – a condition known as peripheral neuropathy. Here are steps you can take to maintain the health of...
Approximately 17% of people with diabetes have diabetic cardiomyopathy, a dangerous complication that can lead to heart failure. This clinical trial is focused on...
Interrupted sleep can be a common annoyance when living with diabetes — whether you experience it yourself, or you’re a spouse or caregiver of someone who does. Find out...
Spinal cord stimulators, a type of implantable device, have been researched as a treatment for painful diabetic neuropathy, a complication of diabetes that leads to...
People with diabetes can have happy, healthy pregnancies — but should proceed with caution and with consistent medical advice from their healthcare providers. Here are...
Abdominal fat in men – also called a “beer belly” or “belly fat” – is common in many people; it can lead to health complications and make it harder to manage diabetes...
The FDA approved Beovu (brolucizumab) to treat diabetic macular edema for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This medication could potentially help you or someone...
Getting up and moving around throughout the day may reduce your risk for diabetes. Learn how to incorporate more movement in your day to help reduce the amount of time...
While African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, and Indigenous people can be nearly twice as likely to have diabetes as white Americans, these populations are less...
The insulin your pancreas makes (or doesn't make) is at the center of how the body regulates blood glucose levels. Learn more about how this vital organ works and how...
Positive results from a study of Weight Watchers’ diabetes-tailored program shows reductions in weight, A1C, diabetes distress. Read on to learn more.
Having diabetes puts you at risk for problems with your eyes and vision. Learn about the steps you can take, as recommended in the latest ADA Standards of Care, to...
From navigating the healthcare system to figuring out how to manage diabetes medications while on gender-affirming hormone therapy, being a transgender person with...
Mental health conditions, self-harm behaviors, and suicide are all too common in the diabetes community. Learn what the statistics mean; be sure to share these suicide...
Time in range (TIR) is an actionable metric that captures the highs, lows and in-range glucose values that people with diabetes experience each day. Because TIR shows...

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