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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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Intarcia, ITCA-650, type 2 diabetes

Intarcia just announced exciting results for ITCA 650, a small implanted device to treat type 2 diabetes. The tiny device is implanted under the skin just once or twice a year in a quick procedure (within a matter of minutes!) and continuously releases exenatide (a GLP-1 agonist) through a small mini-pump the size of a matchstick... Continue Reading »

At the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Conference this month, I had the incredible opportunity to speak to ~100 teenagers with diabetes. My talk, “10 Tips for Living Well with Type 1,” was a lot of fun to put together, and our team thought diaTribe readers might be interested in seeing it... Continue Reading »


Paving the way to healthier food options and preventing heart disease. Continue Reading »


One of the highlights of this year’s ADA Exhibit Hall was NeuroMetrix’s Quell chronic pain management device. Quell is the over the counter version (no prescription needed) of a previous NeuroMetrix device called Sensus – it uses nerve stimulation to treat multiple types of chronic pain... Continue Reading »

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

What is DKA, and what can patients do to prevent this diabetes complication? Continue Reading »


How this new option makes it easier to diagnose this major diabetes complication. Continue Reading »

Kelly Close

$300 million and counting – how much have we learned from the heart safety trials of Onglyza and Nesina? Continue Reading »