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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. 

While smoking is bad for anyone’s health, its effects on glucose levels, blood pressure, and the heart can also exacerbate both the short and long-term effects of...
The FDA approved Ozempic for a 2.0 mg dose, which was based on clinical trial data showing the higher dose led to a better A1C and to weight loss.
Spinal cord stimulators are now being researched for the treatment of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), a complication of diabetes characterized by chronic,...
Early trial results found that SGLT-2 inhibitor Jardiance is highly effective at preventing and treating kidney disease in people with or without type 2 diabetes.
Having diabetes puts you at risk for problems with your kidneys. Learn about the steps you can take, as recommended in the latest ADA Standards of Care, to maintain the...
Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the virus that causes varicella, or chickenpox. Learn how diabetes and shingles are related and what you can do to lower your...
Having a surgical procedure, whether it's planned or an emergency, comes with added risks when you have diabetes. Learn more about preparing for surgery with diabetes,...
An evaluation from an independent, third-party found that One Drop’s multi-condition support program effectively improves the health of people living with prediabetes,...
Why do Asians and Asian Americans face an increased risk for diabetes and prediabetes? Joanne Saunders shares her father’s diabetes story to help shed light on this...
As a response to several different factors, some individuals with type 1 diabetes can also develop characteristics of type 2 diabetes. Find out what may put you at risk...
Having diabetes puts you at risk for heart and blood vessels problems. Learn about the steps you can take, as recommended in the latest ADA Standards of Care to maintain...
Each year, the American Diabetes Association updates its Standards of Care, or recommended diabetes practice guidelines. The document includes recommendations for target...
Vabysmo, a new drug manufactured by Roche, was recently approved by the FDA to treat two common eye diseases. Find out more about this medication and how it might help...
The FDA approved Medtronic’s spinal cord stimulators for the treatment of chronic pain from diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). Learn more about these devices and how...
Bariatric, or weight loss, surgery could help you achieve a healthier weight and better manage your diabetes. However, this option is not for everyone. Find out what...
If you are a new or existing user of Medtronic's MiniMed pumps, read more about what immediate steps you need to take to avoid serious injuries.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a health metric used to measure body fat and its impact on population and individual health. While useful, BMI measurements alone may be...
After a harrowing experience with diabetes-related complications, Jayne Jones made drastic changes to the way she was living that helped turn everything around. Her new...
Celiac disease and type 1 diabetes too often come hand in hand. Learn more about what celiac is, what your risk might be for this condition, and how to navigate a...
Abbott Laboratories just announced its new category of wearable technology – called Lingo – that will have the ability to track glucose, ketones, lactate, and alcohol...

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