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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. 

Though certain sexual disorders are well-understood in men with diabetes, we know a lot less about the prevalence, impact, and management of sexual dysfunction in women...
Heart disease, chronic kidney disease, and nerve damage tend to dominate the conversation around diabetes-related complications. However, there are several overlooked...
NAFLD and NASH are two types of liver disease that affect many people with diabetes, however, they are only just now getting the attention they deserve and unfortunately...
Learn about a clinical trial designed to study the long-term effects of the GLP-1 receptor agonist semaglutide on eye health and how to enroll if you are eligible.
Although there is no cure, more than 60% of people with type 2 diabetes are expected to develop liver disease, it is vital to be screened. Learn about prevention,...
Diabetes affects the skin in ways people may not even realize. Read about this connection and learn how to maintain healthy skin.
Learn what some of the latest research says about the heart health benefits of diabetes drugs like SGLT-2 inhibitors, GLP-1 receptor agonists, and non-steroidal MRAs.
At ATTD 2022, researchers discussed the latest research on pregnancy, menstrual cycles, and overall health outcomes in women with diabetes. Diabetes technology can be a...
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...

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