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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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Zegalogue emergency glucagon comes as a pre-filled injection or auto-injector pen and can be used to treat severe hypoglycemia quickly.  Continue Reading »

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 (CKD), how often you should be tested, and resources to look at if you have been recently diagnosed with CKD. Continue Reading »

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? Continue Reading »

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, including healthy bedtime snacks. Continue Reading »

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 through the challenges of dialysis, transplant, or living kidney donation. Continue Reading »

Aging can bring new challenges – and new opportunities – to diabetes management. Joslin Diabetes Center's Dr. Medha Munshi shares strategies for adapting your diabetes care plan or supporting loved ones with diabetes for better living. Continue Reading »

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 culturally specific content and care. Continue Reading »

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 Kidney Foundation to raise awareness about this condition, encourage people to be proactive about their health, and prevent diabetes-related health complications. Continue Reading »

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