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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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Chronic kidney disease is a major complication associated with diabetes that can lead to inaccurate A1C measurements. Here we explain why this is and what you can do to manage your blood sugars if you have kidney disease Continue Reading »

People with diabetes often receive a variety of lab tests to monitor their diabetes management and their risk of complications. Dr. Fran Kaufman breaks down the most common tests, what they measure, and what values you should aim to achieve Continue Reading »

Latest results presented at the European Society of Cardiology conference show that SGLT-2 inhibitor therapies Jardiance and Farxiga clearly lead to heart and kidney health Continue Reading »

Specific dietary instructions and new medication schedules are common in the days leading up to a colonoscopy, but can be especially challenging for people with diabetes. If you have diabetes, it is important to know how you should prepare for this test and how to manage your blood sugars before, during, and after the procedure Continue Reading »

Blood pressure is an important force in your body; learn about how to manage your blood pressure, what it means to have hypertension (high blood pressure), and how this relates to diabetes. Continue Reading »

Diabetes and heart disease are closely connected. This article discusses heart disease, important numbers to know, and ways to improve your heart health  Continue Reading »

The Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists 2020 conference covered the benefits of sleep education for diabetes management, medications that support kidney health, caring for adults with diabetes during COVID-19, and more! Continue Reading »

Michael Hattori es un enfermero y educador sobre diabetes que también tiene diabetes y aquí explica las complicaciones médicas asociadas a la diabetes tipo 2, cómo prevenirlas y qué debes preguntarle a tu equipo de profesionales de la salud Continue Reading »

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