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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 new

Eylea

Over seven million Americans have diabetic retinopathy – how Eylea provides another treatment for this serious complication. Continue Reading »

How these two FDA-submitted drugs could address this major healthcare need. Continue Reading »

Orexigen

Current trial results show that obese patients using Contrave are about 41% less likely to experience any major heart event (e.g. heart attack, strokes, or heart-related deaths) than those on a placebo. Specifically, the results show that Contrave leads to a 30% reduction in heart attacks, a 37% reduction in strokes, and a 74% reduction in heart-related deaths. This is early data, and it’s too soon to tell if these results will hold in the long-term, but it’s promising to see positive heart safety data in these early stages. Continue Reading »

Kidney, chronic kidney disease, nephropathy

Our overview of what all of us need to know about one of our most vital organs – our kidneys. Continue Reading »

How will a new drug fare in a 4,000-patient, four-year study? Continue Reading »

Expansion of the use of Roche’s Lucentis a major step for patients.  Continue Reading »

PERL Study

Can a drug long-used to treat gout be effective at preventing diabetic kidney disease? Continue Reading »

Why these two seemingly different diseases may be more similar than you think. Continue Reading »

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