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Complications of Diabetes


8 Ways to Avoid Heart Attacks and Strokes If You Have Diabetes

Although many people with type 2 diabetes worry about losing their vision or having an amputation, the greater risk is to the heart and brain. View slideshow

How to Avoid Amputations if You Have Diabetes

Foot injuries are the most common cause of hospitalizations in people with diabetes Read More

How to Prevent Diabetes Complications

You need to keep an eye on blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar Read More

Why Diabetes Boosts the Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Heart attacks and strokes are the number one causes of death in people with diabetes Read More

How One Woman Copes With Fear of Complications

Sheri was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes shortly after her brother died from complications Read More

Why There Is a Link Between Depression and Diabetes

Depression, while common in diabetes, is not normal, and there are things you can do to treat it Read More

How One Woman Copes With Depression

Joan tried Prozac, but is now taking a class geared toward people with diabetes Read More

How One Man with Diabetes Had 15 Angioplasties for Heart Disease

Mike has type 2 diabetes, but no one warned him of the heart disease risk  Read More

8 Ways to Avoid Heart Attacks and Strokes

If you have diabetes, your stroke and heart attack risk is elevated Read More

Why Erectile Dysfunction Occurs in Men With Diabetes

Nerve damage, medication, stress, and depression can play a role Read More

How One Woman Copes With Laser Treatments

Doctors use such treatments to shrink abnormal blood vessels in the eye Read More

How Blood Sugar Damages the Eye in Diabetes

People with diabetes are 25 times more likely than other people to go blind Read More

4 Important Eye Tests for People With Diabetes

An ophthalomologist or optometrist—not your primary doctor—should conduct these tests Read More

Why You Need a Dilated Eye Exam Every Year

If you detect retinopathy early, you're less likely to lose your vision Read More

How One Doctor Helps Patients to Avoid Kidney Dialysis

Diet, exercise, and medication helped one patient slow down kidney damage Read More

You May Need Dialysis If Diabetes Damages Your Kidneys

Diane, 61, has been on kidney dialysis for three years  Read More