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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.

Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a complication that could lead to blurry vision or even vision loss. Early detection and aggressive treatment using the latest treatment...
People with type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of developing heart and kidney disease. Know how to identify the risk factors common to both conditions and protect...
The National Kidney Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology created a new formula to measure kidney function. The “raceless eGFR” will begin to address...
People with diabetes are at a higher risk of having high potassium levels, or hyperkalemia. Unfortunately, most people do not realize they have this potentially life-...
Having diabetes along with years of high glucose levels can cause problems with your teeth and gums. Learn why dental problems may occur, what to do about them, and how...
Diabetic foot ulcers are a serious complication of diabetes that start out as a small cut or blister and do not heal due to poor blood circulation, high glucose levels,...
High blood glucose levels from diabetes can cause damage to your eyes, arms, legs, and feet. Experts recently shared several ways you can prevent or treat these...
Less-than-ideal blood glucose levels can cause nerve and circulatory damage in the ears over time and result in hearing loss and, potentially, balance issues. There are...
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...

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