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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. 

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...
Julie Heverly describes one harrowing day when her glucose levels teetered between way too high and way too low and how she navigated this challenge.
The Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists 2021 conference covered the impacts of diabetes stigma, smart MDI therapies, insulin delivery by means other...
When it comes to SGLT-2s and GLP-1s, there are several medicines available. Read below for more information on these therapies which have particular benefits for those...
Do you have type 2 diabetes and heart disease? In this clinical trial called SURPASS-CVOT, researchers are studying the use of tirzepatide, a new glucose lowering...
Regular testing of kidney health is important for people with diabetes, but it can be difficult to navigate your test results. Learn how to understand your tests, work...
Learn more about navigating heart failure, with recent insights from the 81st ADA Scientific Sessions – including the steps you can take to reduce your risk for heart...
Want to learn more about the heart protective effects of statins? Medicines in this class are recommended for many people including those with diabetes and with heart...
COVID-19 cases are back on the rise. The best way to keep you, your loved ones, and those around you safe and healthy is to get vaccinated. Get our updates on the...
Nutritionist and educator Constance Brown-Riggs discusses the relationship between food and heart health, and how you can make eating choices to prevent heart disease.
The FDA approved Kerendia (finerenone) – a brand new drug which has been shown to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease for people with type 2 diabetes. The EU...
What is neuropathy? And more specifically, what is diabetic neuropathy? What are the symptoms and how can you prevent and treat neuropathy?
The American Diabetes Association's 81st Scientific Sessions brought together great minds in diabetes for exciting news and discussions. Check out highlights from the...

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