It is important to be tested for diabetes if you are at risk. If left untreated or improperly managed, diabetes can result in a variety of complications, including heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, problems with erection (impotence) and amputation.
Anxiety disorders can be increased in individuals with diabetes compared with the general population and potentially impacts blood sugar control.
Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that commonly appears in people with type 1 diabetes. Learn more about its symptoms and treatments.
Depression is more common in people with diabetes compared to the general population.
When you are first diagnosed with diabetes, it is normal to feel a wide range of emotions.
Eating disorders can lead to poor metabolic control, dangerously high or low blood sugar and long-term complications such as eye, kidney and nerve damage.
Good eye care is important for people with diabetes to prevent or delay eye damage (diabetic retinopathy).
People with diabetes are at very high risk of heart disease and stroke. Ask your doctor about the ABCDEs to reduce your risk.
When blood pressure is high, it puts stress on the body. People with diabetes should have their blood pressure checked every time they visit their health-care team.
About one-third of people who have had diabetes for over 15 years will develop kidney disease, but good diabetes management and regular screening can prevent or delay the loss of kidney function.
Erectile dysfunction is a common sexual problem in men with diabetes. The first step in getting help is talking to your doctor.
Nerve damage is a long-term complication of diabetes. Exposure to high blood glucose (sugar) levels over an extended period of time causes damage to peripheral nerves.