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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 you are likely familiar with metformin and insulin as the two well-known medications for treating type 2 diabetes, many other options are available to help you...
Heart failure is one of the most common complications experienced by people with diabetes. We spoke with Dr. Lee Goldberg, a leading cardiologist, to help us understand...
Kidney disease is a serious complication that affects roughly one in three people with diabetes in their lifetime. Two patient advocates share their stories – things...
Having a conversation with your healthcare team is one of the best ways to learn more about your risk for chronic kidney disease, make sure you’re getting the proper...
Hear from Tom Lang, a health coach with 20+ years of experience working with people with diabetes and prediabetes, on how a simple morning walk can dramatically improve...
How can you prevent or slow the progression of diabetic neuropathy with a continuous glucose monitor (CGM)? Research shows that higher Time in Range (TIR) is associated...
Exciting new developments in diabetes research show that increasing your Time in Range can lower your risk of developing heart complications.
As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic through the fall and winter, it is especially important for you to get both your seasonal flu shot and the COVID-19...
One Drop, a digital health coaching platform providing personal care for people with chronic conditions worldwide, recently announced the release of a cardiovascular...
At the EASD 2021 conference, leading healthcare professionals discussed the importance of prediabetes, what the science says about its complications, and how we should...
Being prepared for a natural disaster or power outage is vital, especially when it comes to food safety for people with diabetes. Learn how to keep your food safe and...
Heart failure is one of the most common diabetes complications. New results from the EMPEROR-Preserved clinical trial show that Jardiance could be the first medication...
HARPdoc, a new educational program, has been evaluated in a clinical trial to determine if it can help people with type 1 diabetes who have an impaired awareness of...
Two experts debated at the 2021 EASD conference whether women or men with diabetes are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease. Regardless of sex or gender,...
Did you know that something as seemingly unrelated to diabetes as getting a sunburn can actually have an effect on your glucose? Various environmental factors can affect...
Weight management is no easy task, but achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is important for your well-being, your diabetes management, and your overall health.
Studies show that if you have diabetes, increasing your Time in Range (TIR) can lower your risk of developing kidney disease. Learn how kidney disease is diagnosed, why...
Recent studies have shown a link between brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and diabetes. Unfortunately, these conditions are becoming more common as our...
Kerendia (also known as finerenone) can reduce the risk of heart attacks, hospitalization for heart failure, and cardiovascular death for adults with chronic kidney...
Jardiance (empagliflozin), an SGLT-2 inhibitor, was approved by the FDA to help adults who have heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Results from...

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