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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. 

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.
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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...
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Nutritionist and educator Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RDN, CDCES, CDN, discusses the relationship between food and heart health, and how you can make eating choices to...
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...
We bring you the most exciting news from day one of the 81st ADA Scientific sessions, including updates on inhaled insulin, digital diabetes management programs,...
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How to recognize and treat severe hypoglycemia quickly – with emergency glucagon – and avoid a trip to the hospital.
Omada Health is launching a physician-guided care program for people with diabetes and high blood pressure. Through the app, members will have access to physicians,...
Public speaking professor Alan Uphold shares his experiences with severe low blood sugars and explains why it’s so important to communicate with your loved ones and care...
New results on Eylea, a treatment for diabetes-related retinopathy, show that the therapy reduces the risk of more serious eye complications when used for prevention.
Emerging evidence shows that variability in your A1C level may put you at a higher risk of stroke and heart disease.
Zegalogue emergency glucagon comes as a pre-filled injection or auto-injector pen and can be used to treat severe hypoglycemia quickly.

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