Diabetes Complications Articles

Caring for Kidneys: How to Lower Your Risk of Diabetes Complications

By Susan B. Sloane, BS, RPh, CDE 5 Comments

Studies have shown that kidney disease, also called diabetic nephropathy, is a potential long-term consequence of diabetes.

Doctor Discussion Guide: Neuropathy

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

Diabetes can cause problems from head to toe – literally.

Symptoms & Causes of Neuropathy

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 1 Comment

You’ve probably heard about neuropathy. But how much do you actually know about this dangerous diabetes complication?

The Surprising Pain Relief Options for Neuropathy

By Dean Haycock, FYI Living 6 Comments

If you already have neuropathy, you can often relieve associated pain with medication.

Four Types of Diabetic Neuropathy

By Dean Haycock, FYI Living 8 Comments

Almost half of all people with diabetes have neuropathies, or nerve damage.

New Year's Resolutions for People with Diabetes

By Chris Clement No Comments

Learn how to avoid diabetes complications with these New Year's resolutions at Diabetic Connect.

Using Omega 3 to Fight Diabetes Inflammation

By sloane No Comments

Diabetes control is, of course, a mainstay of how we can prevent or perhaps put off getting complications.

What is Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)?

By Susan Sloane, BS, RPh, CDE 1 Comment

Diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA, occurs when blood glucose stays high for an extended period of time.

Research Links Diabetes and Dementia

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

New research from Japan has found that people with diabetes are at increased risk of getting Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia.

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Prevention and At-Home Treatment Ideas

By Susan B. Sloane, BS, RPh, CDE 9 Comments

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, or DPN, is one of the most common complications of diabetes, and also perhaps one of the most frustrating.

Know Your Risks: Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

By sloane No Comments

It's common for people with type 2 diabetes to also have sleep apnea, a sleep disorder in which people stop breathing many times throughout the night, often for one minute or more

Get a Flu Vaccine to Avoid Complications

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 1 Comment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say everyone age six months and older should get an annual flu vaccine. This includes you.

Preventing Diabetic Retinopathy

By Tim Hardwood 1 Comment

It is especially important for diabetics to have regular eye tests to prevent diabetic retinopathy. Learn more at Diabetic Connect.

Protect Your Feet: Tips to Prevent Diabetic Neuropathy Complications

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 2 Comments

The “worst-case-scenario” stories of diabetic neuropathy are terrifying.

Thyroid Disease and Diabetes: Are they related?

By sloane 4 Comments

Thyroid disease and diabetes are often linked. Learn about how they are related and how to recognize thyroid disorder symptoms.

The Importance of Oral Health when You Have Diabetes

By sloane No Comments

The mouth is reflective of much more than oral health, it reflects the health of the entire body