Diabetes Complications Directory
Diabetes complications can happen when least expected. If not managed well, complications lead to poor health and even death. Being prepared helps you ride out the unexpected. Preparation requires your personal involvement. It also requires working closely with a health care professional. Good preparation, like having an emergency plan, emergency contact information, and using an emergency bracelet, helps to reduce the impact of emergencies. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes diabetes complications, what they look like, how to treat them, and much more.
Diabetes and the Flu
If you have diabetes, getting a flu can be quite serious -- even deadly. WebMD tells you how to handle the flu or avoid getting it.
Diabetes and Colds
Catching colds when you have diabetes may cause dangerous changes in your blood sugar levels. WebMD tells you how to stay well -- even with colds -- so you can prevent diabetes complications.
Preventing Diabetes Complications
Understanding some common complications of diabetes -- such as erectile dysfunction, vision problems, and infections -- can let you recognize the early warning signs.
What Is Ketosis?
Ketosis is a normal metabolic process, something your body does to keep working. When it doesn't have enough carbohydrates from food for your cells to burn for energy, it burns fat instead. As part of this process, it makes compounds called ketones.
Diabetes Complications: Know the Symptoms
Take note of these red flags and learn what to do.
How to Prevent Kidney Disease
Tips to keep your kidneys healthy when you have diabetes.
How to Lower Your Risk of Diabetes Complications
Learn about a daily care plan that can reduce your chances of getting diabetes complications like heart disease, stroke, or kidney failure.
Diabetes Complications: What's Your Risk?
Diabetes complications include heart attack, stroke, nerve pain, even blindness. Here's how to avoid the worst complications of diabetes.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: What Are the Complications of Diabetes?
If diabetes is out of control, it can affect many different parts of your body over time. Find out about the complications that can happen with your eyes, heart, kidneys, and more – and how to lower your risk.
Slideshow: 12 Lifestyle Tips to Avoid Diabetes Complications
See steps you can take to help cut your risk of diabetes complications. WebMD shows you how to avoid nerve pain, heart disease and protect your kidneys.
Slideshow: Diabetic Retinopathy and Other Diabetes Eye Problems
Diabetes can increase your risk of eye problems. Explore common diabetes-related eye ailments with this slideshow and find out what precautions you can take and what treatments are available.