Blood Sugar and Glucose Testing
While diabetes is a chronic disease with no known cure, people with diabetes can lead healthy lives by proactively managing their disease. Diabetes disease management includes elements of lifestyle and behavior changes and proper...
A study done in Canada and published online January 7, 2015 in the European Heart Journal found that even a slightly elevated blood glucose level when a patient is hospitalized for heart failure is associated with early all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. It is also an...
I’ve heard that drinking a small amount of vinegar every morning can lower blood glucose levels. Should I be drinking it regularly if I have diabetes?
Blood Glucose: How to Manage It
Do not wait until it is too late
According to the American Diabetes Association®, 25.8 million people in the United States have diabetes, which is approximately 8.3% of the total population. Having diabetes increases your risk for many...
A1c vs Estimated Average Glucose (eAG)
What is A1c?
A1c also is known as glycated hemoglobin or HbA1c. It measures your average blood glucose for the past 3 months. People with diabetes should have their A1c level checked every 6 months. The A1c goal is less than 7%.
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Typical blood glucose monitoring is like a camera, capturing your blood glucose at a certain moment in time. Continuous glucose monitoring, on the other hand, is more like a video camera, providing a running document of what your blood glucose is doing all day and all night.
Diabetes is a disorder in which sugar and starch are not properly used by the body.
There are two types of diabetes:
Stress alters blood glucose levels in people with diabetes, which makes stress management difficult. Too much long-term stress can become detrimental to your well-being, especially for an individual with diabetes. For tips to combat this, read more.