Complications

You can help prevent complications of diabetes. Learn the facts about diabetes complications and what you can do today to reduce your risk.

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Good news: The complications of diabetes -- the damage to the...
Good news: The complications of diabetes -- the damage to the body caused by high blood glucose over time -- can be avoided or effectively treated.
People with diabetes are at high risk of developing abnormal...
People with diabetes are at high risk of developing abnormal blood lipid (cholesterol) levels, which can put them at risk for heart disease. To help prevent, delay, or care for existing abnormal cholesterol levels, try these lifestyle tips, plus talk to your health care provider about medication options.
Did you know you're far more likely to have a heart attack or...
Did you know you're far more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than to lose a limb? The good news is there are steps you can take right now to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and improve your diabetes management at the same time.
Many of the same lifestyle changes and medications can lower...
Many of the same lifestyle changes and medications can lower both triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol and reduce your risk of a heart event or heart disease.
From prevention to prescription, learn what you can do to feel...
From prevention to prescription, learn what you can do to feel better if you have foot or leg pain from diabetes nerve damage.
Proper-fitting shoes help prevent foot complications. Our tips...
Proper-fitting shoes help prevent foot complications. Our tips will help you find great-fitting footwear that feels good, too.

More Diabetes Complications Stories

Though not as well known as neuropathy in the hands and feet,...
Though not as well known as neuropathy in the hands and feet, hearing loss can be a complication of uncontrolled diabetes. Here’s how to protect your ears when you live with diabetes and identify the symptoms of hearing loss. 
Diabetes can increase your risks for certain cancers. Learn the...
Diabetes can increase your risks for certain cancers. Learn the actions to take now to protect your health.
Coming down with a cold or flu not only makes you feel awful, it...
Coming down with a cold or flu not only makes you feel awful, it can also wreak havoc with your glucose levels. These 11 tips will help keep your diabetes in control and get you back on your feet quickly.
So you have diabetes. You may feel stressed or overwhelmed about...
So you have diabetes. You may feel stressed or overwhelmed about it, but these reactions are different from being depressed. Learn about the symptoms of depression and find out how to treat it.
With a little understanding of the signs and symptoms of...
With a little understanding of the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia, you can take steps to treat it before your blood sugar gets too low.
You can live a long and healthy life with diabetes! It's...
You can live a long and healthy life with diabetes! It's important to understand the potential complications from diabetes, but these problems are becoming less common due to improvements in tools for management and treatment.
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