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Diabetes can cause a lot of complications that can affect nearly every organ in your body.

Preventing complications

Keeping your diabetes under control will help you prevent heart, nerve, and foot problems. Learn 9 things you can do right now.

Diabetes and your body

Diabetes can take a toll on nearly every organ in your body. Learn how it affects your heart and blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and more.

Nerve pain caused by diabetes, known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy, can be severe, constant, and hard to treat. Controlling your blood sugar can make a big difference.

Even a minor cut in your skin could become an ulcer or a severe infection. Learn how to prevent issues like these with good foot care.

Other complications and related conditions

Diabetic nephropathy is kidney disease that results from diabetes. It is a major cause of kidney failure. Learn the symptoms, how it's diagnosed and how to treat it.

As many as 1 in 3 people develop high blood sugar or diabetes following an organ transplant, such as a kidney transplant.

Skin conditions related to diabetes are common. Fortunately, most can be successfully treated before they turn into a serious problem. The key is to catch them early.

Most infections in people with diabetes can be treated. But you have to be able to spot the symptoms. Learn what to look for.

Having diabetes makes heart disease more likely. Learn more about the link and how to lower your risk.

People with diabetes are more likely to also have high blood pressure or hypertension.

Learn about the link between diabetes and depression, how to spot symptoms of depression, how to treat it, and more.

Stress can have a damaging effect on a person with diabetes and can affect blood glucose levels.

Smoking is bad for everyone, and it's especially risky if you have diabetes. Here are 14 tips to help you quit.

Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, an eye condition brought on by diabetes.

If you have diabetes, catching colds can make your condition worse. Here's what you can do to stay well.

Erectile dysfunction is more common in men who have diabetes. Find out why.

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