Diabetes increases your risk for many serious health problems. The good news? With the correct treatment and recommended lifestyle changes, many people with diabetes are able to prevent or delay the onset of complications.
Stay alert for symptoms of skin infections and other skin disorders common in people with diabetes.
Keep your risk of glaucoma, cataracts and other eye problems low with regular checkups.
Nerve damage from diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy (new-ROP-uh-thee). About half of all people with diabetes have some form of nerve damage.
Learn about neuropathy (which can cause numbness in the feet) as well as other complications.
DKA (ketoacidosis) & ketones
Know the warning signs of DKA and check urine for ketones, especially when you're sick.
Kidney disease (nephropathy)
Keep your diabetes and blood pressure under control to lower the chance of getting kidney disease.
High blood pressure
High blood pressure—also called hypertension—raises your risk for heart attack, stroke, eye problems, and kidney disease.
Maintain target levels for blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol to reduce your risk of stroke.