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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. 

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Although there is no cure, more than 60% of people with type 2 diabetes are expected to develop liver disease, it is vital to be screened. Learn about prevention, symptoms & treatments for the two most common forms of liver disease.  Continue Reading »

Diabetes affects the skin in ways people may not even realize. Read about this connection and learn how to maintain healthy skin. Continue Reading »

Learn what some of the latest research says about the heart health benefits of diabetes drugs like SGLT-2 inhibitors, GLP-1 receptor agonists, and non-steroidal MRAs. Continue Reading »

At ATTD 2022, researchers discussed the latest research on pregnancy, menstrual cycles, and overall health outcomes in women with diabetes. Diabetes technology can be a valuable tool to improve women’s health and empower people with real-time health data. Continue Reading »

While smoking is bad for anyone’s health, its effects on glucose levels, blood pressure, and the heart can also exacerbate both the short and long-term effects of diabetes. Smoking and using e-cigarettes can accelerate the progression of diabetes and heart disease, so quit today – it might not be as hard as you think. Continue Reading »

The FDA approved Ozempic for a 2.0 mg dose, which was based on clinical trial data showing the higher dose led to a better A1C and to weight loss. Continue Reading »

Spinal cord stimulators are now being researched for the treatment of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), a complication of diabetes characterized by chronic, painful nerve damage in the extremities. One system – Nevro HFX – has shown positive results in reducing pain from DPN. Continue Reading »

Jardiance Chronic Kidney Disease

Early trial results found that SGLT-2 inhibitor Jardiance is highly effective at preventing and treating kidney disease in people with or without type 2 diabetes. Continue Reading »

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