Diabetes Articles

The Move From Pills to Insulin: What It Means and How to Do It

October 16, 2016

For many people with type 2 diabetes, deciding to start insulin is a hard choice to make. Even when your pancreas can’t keep up and your blood glucose levels are increasing, it is easy to put it off. But once you make the decision, the next question is how to get started. Here are some tips that may help you start and stay with insulin. [...]

The Importance of Checking Your A1C

October 16, 2016

Checking blood glucose daily is important. But don’t forget to check your A1Cs regularly, as well. The A1C test is a blood test that shows your average blood glucose results over the previous two to three months. It gives you the big picture of your blood glucose levels, including all of the ups and downs. [...]

Check your Blood Glucose

October 16, 2016

Checking Your Blood Glucose Allows You to check the pattern of your blood glucose levels so you can make changes in your diet and exercise program or insulin dose. [...]

Checking Your Blood Glucose

October 16, 2016

Checking your blood glucose gives you the information you need to understand how your diabetes treatment plan is working. Check your blood glucose several times per day at specific times, such as before a meal and two hours after. Look at the results from a period of several days or a week. You can see patterns in the times your blood glucose is up or down. You’ll see how your food, a regular walk, a stressful day or the addition of a new medication affects your blood glucose. [...]

What You Need to Know About Pre-Hypertension

May 31, 2014

If you think your blood pressure is OK because you’ve never heard the words, “You have high blood pressure,” think again. Pre-hypertension is a category for blood pressure that is higher than normal, but not high enough to be called high blood pressure. Blood pressure that is even a little bit higher than normal can put you at risk for heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. This is important to know because high blood pressure is very common among people with diabetes—2 out of 3 adults with diabetes also have high blood pressure. [...]
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