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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. 

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,...
There are many things you can do to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. One easy thing is to track the critical numbers that give you an accurate picture of...
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.
If you have diabetes, one of the best things you can do for your kidney health is to get regular screenings. Learn about the specific tests for chronic kidney disease (...
What are the symptoms of low blood sugar? What causes low blood sugar and how can you prevent it? What should you do if your blood sugar is low?
Why do your blood sugar levels increase at night, and what you can do to prevent this? Learn strategies for managing high blood sugar levels overnight and in the morning...
Were you recently diagnosed with chronic kidney disease? The National Kidney Foundation’s Peers program can connect you with a trained peer mentor to help guide you...
Aging can bring new challenges – and new opportunities – to diabetes management. Joslin Diabetes Center's Dr. Medha Munshi shares strategies for adapting your diabetes...
The virtual diabetes program Onduo provides individual coaching, technology, and other health tools for a range of conditions. The platform is available in Spanish, with...
Chronic kidney disease is a serious condition that will affect almost 40% of people with diabetes. Actress and dance icon Debbie Allen is partnering with the National...
What is cholesterol, and when is it “good” or “bad?” What are the cholesterol recommendations for people with diabetes, and how can you keep up healthy cholesterol...
The American Diabetes Association has lowered the A1C target for children to less than 7.0%, aiming to improve long-term health outcomes without increasing hypoglycemic...
COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed in the United States and in many parts of the world. We’re here to answer questions for people with diabetes. Are the vaccines...
GLP-1 agonists are a class of drug recommended for people with type 2 diabetes to lower glucose and body weight, and for heart and stroke protection in those with heart...
More people with diabetes are taking drugs like Jardiance and Farxiga, originally developed to lower glucose in people with type 2 diabetes, because the latest data...

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