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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.

Low vision or blindness is most often a result of eye disease. People living with vision loss and diabetes share advice on the importance of eye screenings and the best...
A recent study supports the idea that metformin may have a role in dementia prevention. Studies are ongoing to provide a definitive answer.
It’s not always easy to talk about sex, regardless of whether you have diabetes or not. If you are a person living with diabetes, here are some important things to bear...
A new analysis has identified biomarkers that significantly improve predicting cardiovascular risk in people with type 2 diabetes. Could these biomarkers change how...
Discover the connection between thyroid diseases and diabetes, plus symptoms, prevalence, and effective management strategies.
Salt is essential for regulating important body functions, but too much can be harmful. Here are some strategies to reduce sodium in your diet.
The new Look AHEAD trial analysis shows major heart and kidney benefits for type 2 diabetes patients in remission, reshaping views on lifestyle changes.
Explore the crucial link between diabetes and accelerated age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia), its impact on health, and strategies for managing muscle health in people...
Discover the hidden risks of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in insulin-treated diabetes. Learn about euglycemic DKA, triggered by SGLT-2 inhibitors.
GLP-1 drugs like Ozempic show promise in addiction treatment, with ongoing research and clinical trials redefining recovery approaches.
Lesley Lyle's story intertwines diabetes and arthritis, showing autoimmune complexities and Dr. Chavez's management strategies.
Alpha-lipoic acid is an omega-3 fatty acid naturally found in food. Some studies suggest that supplementing with ALA may play a role in treating diabetic neuropathy.
Vertex pauses VX-880 trial after two deaths; fate of diabetes treatment uncertain as current participants continue therapy.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects millions, elevating the risk of type 2 diabetes due to hormonal imbalances and insulin resistance. Learn about its genetic...
Discover diaTribe's best 2023 diabetes articles on new treatments, advances in technology, lifestyle tips, and groundbreaking insights for better diabetes management.
Feeling shaky, tired, and irritable after a nighttime low? For people with diabetes, this phenomenon is known as a “low hangover.” Here’s how to manage.
Experts are advocating for universal screening for type 1 diabetes. Early detection can prevent complications like diabetic ketoacidosis. Advances like Tzield can also...
Explore the emerging effects of GLP-1 receptor agonists on glycemic control and weight management, including their potential impact on birth control pill absorption and...
Learn about the link between diabetes and restless legs syndrome, plus causes, symptoms, and how to manage.
Explore the risks and precautions for diabetics using supplements like Vitamin E, St. John's Wort, Ginseng, Niacin, and Chromium, which can affect blood sugar levels and...

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