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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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Studies show that if you have diabetes, increasing your Time in Range (TIR) can lower your risk of developing kidney disease. Learn how kidney disease is diagnosed, why A1C has limitations for people with CKD, and the link between your TIR and your risk for kidney disease. Continue Reading »

Recent studies have shown a link between brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and diabetes.  Unfortunately, these conditions are becoming more common as our population grows older. Find out more and ways to improve brain health. Continue Reading »

Kerendia (also known as finerenone) can reduce the risk of heart attacks, hospitalization for heart failure, and cardiovascular death for adults with chronic kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes. Continue Reading »

Jardiance (empagliflozin), an SGLT-2 inhibitor, was recently approved by the FDA to help adults who have heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Results from EMPEROR-Preserved also show Jardiance benefits those with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Continue Reading »

Julie Heverly describes one harrowing day when her glucose levels teetered between way too high and way too low and how she navigated this challenge.  Continue Reading »

The Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists 2021 conference covered the impacts of diabetes stigma, smart MDI therapies, insulin delivery by means other than an insulin pump, the latest in diabetes tech, and more! Continue Reading »

When it comes to SGLT-2s and GLP-1s, there are several medicines available. Read below for more information on these therapies which have particular benefits for those with heart and/or kidney disease. Continue Reading »

Do you have type 2 diabetes and heart disease? In this clinical trial called SURPASS-CVOT, researchers are studying the use of tirzepatide, a new glucose lowering therapy in clinical trials for people with type 2 diabetes, in preventing heart disease complications. Learn more about how to get involved below. Continue Reading »

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