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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. 

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Public speaking professor Alan Uphold shares his experiences with severe low blood sugars and explains why it’s so important to communicate with your loved ones and care-partners about hypoglycemia. Continue Reading »

New results on Eylea, a treatment for diabetes-related retinopathy, show that the therapy reduces the risk of more serious eye complications when used for prevention. Continue Reading »

Emerging evidence shows that variability in your A1C level may put you at a higher risk of stroke and heart disease.  Continue Reading »

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 »

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