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.

Skin Complications

Stay alert for symptoms of skin infections and other skin disorders common in people with diabetes.

Eye Complications

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.

Explore: Complications

  • Foot Complications

    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.

  • Stroke

    Maintain target levels for blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol to reduce your risk of stroke.

  • HHNS

    HHNS is a serious condition most frequently seen in older persons. It is usually brought on by something else, such as an illness or infection.

  • Gastroparesis

    Get treatment to help you manage gastroparesis, so that you can be as healthy and comfortable as possible.