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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

New updates include the recommendation of GLP-1 agonists and SGLT-2 inhibitors for heart and kidney protection, earlier combination therapy in type 2 diabetes, GLP-1 agonists as first-line injection therapy, and CGM metrics Continue Reading »

Regular eye screenings are important for people with diabetes. Learn more about diabetes-related retinopathy screenings from diabetes advocates Renza and Grumpy Continue Reading »

New guidelines from ADA and EASD focus on GLP-1 agonists and SGLT-2 inhibitors to improve heart and kidney health Continue Reading »

High blood sugar levels can contribute to gum disease and tooth trouble in people who have diabetes, but there are ways to take care of your mouth Continue Reading »

Farxiga’s heart health benefits were the same in people with and without diabetes, as well as across a spectrum of baseline A1C levels Continue Reading »

When first diagnosed, Renza was told to fear diabetes complications. This clouded her ability to do even the most basic of self-management Continue Reading »

The SGLT-2 inhibitor becomes the first diabetes medicine approved to treat kidney disease and reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure in people with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease Continue Reading »

A trial is enrolling over 3,000 individuals living with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease Continue Reading »

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