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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.

All about diabetic macular edema (DME) and three tips for avoiding it.
How to deal when your life (and your diabetes) gets complicated.
Last month, in early September, results from the DPP-4 inhibitor cardiovascular outcomes trials SAVOR-TIMI 53 (for Bristol Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca’s Onglyza) and...
Last month, the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) released its safety review of incretin-based therapies for diabetes. It...
The consensus from most speakers at the workshop was that, while this possible link does require further investigation, the available evidence does not suggest any need...
James Hirsch assesses the implications for diabetes from the bestseller Salt Sugar Fat .
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association ( JAMA ) found that patients with type 2 diabetes who had been taking the GLP-1 agonists Bydureon (exenatide...
On February 8, Novo Nordisk received an FDA complete response letter (CRL) for Tresiba (insulin degludec) and Ryzodeg (insulin degludec/aspart). Tresiba is Novo Nordisk’...
What’s an SGLT-2 inhibitor and how does it work? Includes cool FAQ!
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a controversial meta-analysis suggesting that people who are overweight (a body mass index [BMI] of 25-...
On November 29, NeuroMetrix announced that it had cleared the final hurdle holding up the introduction of the Sensus Pain Management System, designed for the treatment...
On August 29, J&J’s chronic pain drug Nucynta ER (tapentadol) was granted FDA approval for the management of the pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy...
Our trip to Orlando brings smart, actionable advice on preventing high and low blood sugars from diabetes guru and educator Mr. Gary Scheiner.
Over the course of their lifetimes, roughly half of all people with diabetes develop diabetic neuropathy, which affects the nerves and can cause feelings of numbness and...
Many people with diabetes fear eye diseases leading to blindness. In diabetic macular edema (DME), the leading cause of blindness among working-age Americans (over 560,...
In January, the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association published a statement giving their joint recommendations for the primary prevention of CVD...
We like Practical Diabetology because it's straightforward, actionable, and smart — but, be warned, it's for physicians.
We love articles with information that you can apply to your own life. In this article, you receive guidance on how to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, the...
Eye diseases leading to blindness are consistently ranked among the greatest fears of people with diabetes, and the most common of these eye diseases is called diabetic...
Late last year, we found out about a new drug being developed by Reata Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD), a disorder that occurs more...

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