Category Archives: Complications

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Success Story: Jennifer Atkins

Jennifer with her husband and children

I know I have a high risk of developing type 2 someday, because of both my family history and my gestational diabetes. People of Hispanic heritage, like me, are at even higher risk. But I’m doing all I can to prevent or delay it. Continue reading

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Five Things to Know about Ketones

If you live with diabetes, you have probably heard that ketones are something to watch out for. That they have something to do with the dreaded diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). But do you really understand what ketones are and why they happen? Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Sara White

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Join our #DiabetesHeart chat – Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. ET!

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February is American Heart Month! Did you know there is a strong link between diabetes and heart disease? To learn more, please join the American College of Cardiology and the American Diabetes Association for a special Twitter chat on the connection between diabetes and heart disease. Continue reading

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Let’s Treat the WHOLE Patient

David G. Marrero, PhD, President, Health Care & Education, American Diabetes Association

Yes, we have made amazing strides in the clinical management of diabetes and the technology of treatment. But we need to play a game of “catch up” when it comes to the psychosocial aspects of this disease. Continue reading

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Talking Type 1: Melissa Van Nest

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When Melissa was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 29, she knew what she was up against, as her twin sister also has it. Melissa’s career as a pharmacist also gave her a unique perspective on diabetes management — plus a chance to give back. Continue reading

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Only Skin Deep? Five Things to Know about Diabetes and Skin Health

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As many as one out of three people living with diabetes will have a skin disorder caused or affected by diabetes at some time in their lives. In fact, such problems can even be the first sign that a person has diabetes. The good news is that most skin conditions can be prevented or easily treated if you catch them early. Here are five things to know. Continue reading

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