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.
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.
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.
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.
Can Diabetes Affect Your Gut?
Gastrointestinal complications are common in people with diabetes. Learn how the disease can affect your stomach, esophagus, and intestines.
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: Type 1 Diabetes and Your Child: Complications to Watch For
When your child has type 1 diabetes, it's important to know how it can affect her body. From nerve damage to eye problems, here are some problems to be aware of.
Slideshow: Diabetic Retinopathy and Other Diabetes Eye Problems
Learn what eye and vision problems are more likely when you have diabetes, what treatments are available, and what you can do to prevent them.