Diabetes Complications Articles

Niacin Supports Good Cholesterol for Diabetics

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 4 Comments

New studies have found that low doses of niacin offer a safe, effective treatment for diabetics with cholesterol imbalance. Learn more at Diabetic Connect.

Staying Informed as a Diabetic: Avoiding Amputations

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 2 Comments

Researchers in Sweden have observed that because of the better information that patients now receive regarding foot care, amputations rates are falling.

Injection Improves Vision in DME Patients

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

The FDA has approved Lucentis for treating diabetic eye disease, or diabetic macular edema (DME), which can cause blindness in people with diabetes.

Topical Treatment Could Ease Neuropathy Pain

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 3 Comments

Research demonstrates that the topical gel clonidine decreases foot pain for diabetic patients suffering from neuropathy.

Learn From Cedrik's Diabetes Mistakes

By Pharmacist George 1 Comment

I cannot get over what I saw one day at the pharmacy. Cedrik, a young man in a wheelchair, was trying to reach for an item from the over-the-counter section in front of the pharmacy…

How to Avoid the 6 Most Common Medication Mistakes: Part 2

By Pharmacist George No Comments

Truth be told, people who have diabetes several factors to worry about and it can get confusing at times. During my pharmacy career I realized that there are several factors that are confusing and have…

Regular Exams Will Guard Against Retinopathy

By sloane 3 Comments

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disorder. Learn how to prevent it at Diabetic Connect.

The Dangers of Osteoporosis are Real

By sloane No Comments

There have been correlations seen between diabetes and osteoporosis, predominantly in type 1 patients, but some of the complications of diabetes — such as neuropathy, blood vessel changes and kidney disease — can create problems…

How Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is Related to Diabetes

By Susan Sloane 1 Comment

Polycystic ovary syndrome is associated with insulin resistance and in some cases causes diabetes.

Part 4: Real Pharmacy Story of Hypoglycemia

By George Tohme, pharmacist No Comments

I've often taken it for granted that all diabetics monitor their blood sugar regularly and know the symptoms of hypoglycemia and how to resolve it.

Diabetes and Foodborne Illness: A Cause for Concern

By Susan Sloane No Comments

People with diabetes need to pay special attention to some crucial food safety tips to avoid getting sick with pathogens such as salmonella and others.

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.