Diabetes Complications Articles

Can I Use Metformin If I Have Kidney Dysfunction?

By Jewels Doskicz, RN No Comments

We now know more about who can safely benefit from this proven diabetes medication.

Valentine’s Day: A Reminder of the Relationship Between Diabetes and Heart Disease

By Tom Betar No Comments

The For Your Sweetheart campaign is encouraging people with type 2 diabetes to be informed about their increased risk for heart disease--and to discuss that risk with their doctors and loved ones.

Eating With the Harvest to Help Diabetes

By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE No Comments

Choosing the freshest foods all year round is good for your health, your blood sugar, and our planet.

The Hospital Effect

By Rachel Head, CDE No Comments

Guest blogger Rachel Head, CDE, talks about how to stay safe when you're hospitalized.

Chronic Kidney Disease

By Consumer Reports No Comments

Making hard choices about chronic kidney disease

Painkiller Choices With Kidney or Heart Problems

By Consumer Reports 2 Comments

What to do if you have kidney disease or heart problems.

Imaging Stress Tests: When you need them for your heart—and when you don’t

By Consumer Reports No Comments

Explore the pros and cons of getting imaging stress tests for your heart.

4 Things You're Already Doing to Help Your Heart

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

Even if you may not have the most heart-healthy lifestyle, there are probably still small things you're doing to improve your heart health.

Community Perspective: Reducing Diabetes Complications

By Tom Betar No Comments

Get advice from the "Diabetes Doc" about reducing or preventing complications that come with diabetes, such as kidney and eye disease.

The "4 Bs" to Reduce Your Risk of Complications

By Dr. Michael Dempsey 3 Comments

Dr. Michael Dempsey discusses the four ways you can help reduce your risk of developing diabetes complications.

Pancreas Wars: The Insulin Awakens

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

You think Star Wars is all about the light side versus the dark side, good versus evil, green lightsabers versus red lightsabers, but maybe it was really about diabetes all along.

The Link Between Diabetes and Psychiatric Disorders

By Tom Betar No Comments

There is a link between diabetes and psychiatric disorders, but there are many steps you can take to avoid the risk and maintain strong mental health even if you have diabetes.

Diabetes and Atrial Fibrillation

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

Because atrial fibrillation and diabetes have many of the same risk factors, it's important to know how to lower your chances of developing one if you have the other.

Air Pollution May Heighten Cardiovascular Risks for Women With Diabetes

By Tom Betar No Comments

A new study found that diabetic women are at particular risk of cardiovascular disease when they are exposed to long-term air pollution.

Staying Healthy With Diabetes: Cancer

By Amy Campbell MS, RD, CDE 1 Comment

Type 2 diabetes raises your cancer risk. Here’s how to lower it.

The Dangers of Tooth Loss With Diabetes

By Tom Betar No Comments

A recent study found that people with diabetes are about twice as likely to lose their teeth compared to people without diabetes. Regular oral hygiene care is critical to prevent this complication of diabetes.