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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. 

What’s it like to live at the intersection of type 2 diabetes and heart disease? diaTribe interviewed health advocate Jacqueline Alikhaani about her journey, the health...
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New SGLT-2 inhibitor and GLP-1 agonist diabetes medication recommendations for people with type 2 diabetes
Chronic kidney disease is a major complication associated with diabetes that can lead to inaccurate A1C measurements. Here we explain why this is and what you can do to...
People with diabetes often receive a variety of lab tests to monitor their diabetes management and their risk of complications. Dr. Fran Kaufman breaks down the most...
Latest results presented at the European Society of Cardiology conference show that SGLT-2 inhibitor therapies Jardiance and Farxiga clearly lead to heart and kidney...
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Diabetes and heart disease are closely connected. This article discusses heart disease, important numbers to know, and ways to improve your heart health
The Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists 2020 conference covered the benefits of sleep education for diabetes management, medications that support...
Michael Hattori es un enfermero y educador sobre diabetes que también tiene diabetes y aquí explica las complicaciones médicas asociadas a la diabetes tipo 2, cómo...
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A summary of the landmark trials that show that careful blood glucose management can lower the risk of long-term health complications in people with type 1 or type 2...
SGLT-2 inhibitor Farxiga shows impressive results from its latest clinical trial: it slows the loss of kidney function and reduces the risk of death in people with...
Diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. This article discusses kidney disease, its risk factors, and ways to improve kidney health
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Michael Hattori – a nurse, diabetes educator, and person with diabetes – explains the health complications associated with type 2 diabetes, how to prevent them, and what...
Cost can sometimes be a barrier to proper eye care, but a variety of programs offer free or low-cost eye exams and other resources. Are you eligible?
Riva Greenberg reports the findings and recommendations of an international group of diabetes experts that is working to understand the pandemic's impact on people with...
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