blog

Blog

Fruits for Diabetes

Fruits for Diabetes If you’re someone living with diabetes, you already know that the food you eat has a tremendous impact on how well you control blood sugar levels and manage your condition. The general rule is that you should do your best to limit certain foods that contain high amounts of sugar or carbohydrates. For the most part, this is absolutely true. However, one food group – fruits – has gotten somewhat of a bad rap when it comes to eating well for diabetes. While it’s true that fruits can be high in sugar and carbs, the fact is...

Blood Glucose Levels

10 Telltale Signs Your Blood Sugar May be too High If you’re living with Type 2 diabetes, managing your disease is all about controlling blood sugar levels. Now, a lot of factors come into play when trying to keep blood sugar levels in check - diet, exercise, insulin injections and other medications, and, of course, regular blood glucose testing, whether by glucose meter and test strips or using a continuous glucose monitoring system (CGM). For most of us with diabetes, self-monitoring our blood sugar levels is a part of daily life. We follow our doctor-prescribed testing and treatment program designed...

Diabetic Test Strips

How to avoid running out of test strips and what you can do if you run out? For anyone living with diabetes, the most important part of your diabetes treatment plan is testing your blood sugar each day. After all, you can’t effectively manage your diabetes unless you can identify trends in blood sugar related to time of day, dietary factors, activity level, sleep patterns, and other lifestyle factors. Plus, you can’t accurately correct for any sudden highs or lows without being able to quickly test your blood sugar to determine just how elevated or low your blood sugar has...

12 Common Blood Glucose Testing Mistakes

12 Common Mistakes When Testing Blood Sugar with a Glucose Meter and Test Strips For anyone living with diabetes, the key to avoiding diabetes-related complications such as heart disease, nerve damage, eye problems, kidney disease, and the dangerous onset of hypoglycemia, is to proactively manage blood sugar levels. The only way to control your blood sugar is to test it regularly, and to do this most people with diabetes rely on a glucose meter and test strips. The good news is this is an extremely easy and accurate way of measuring blood glucose levels. Still, there are some common mistakes...

7 Ways to Lower Insulin Levels

7 Ways to Lower Insulin Levels If you’re among the more than 30 million people in the United States living with Type 2 Diabetes and need insulin, these simple lifestyle tips might help reduce your requirements. Type 2 diabetes is caused by the body’s inability to regulate blood sugar levels properly and effectively. In someone without diabetes, the body produces insulin, a hormone created by the pancreas, which facilitates the bodies breakdown of blood sugar into usable energy. Producing the correct amount of insulin is a delicate balance that most people never have to worry about. However, when someone has...

10 steps for better living with diabetes

10 Tips to Staying Positive and on Track When Managing Diabetes If you’re someone living with diabetes, you know there are those days when things just feel impossible. After all, diabetes isn’t one of those diseases that gives you a break. It’s all day, every day and managing it can often feel overwhelming. The thing is you can’t quit managing your diabetes. You can’t just throw your arms up in the air and say, “I’ve had enough,” no matter how badly you want to do it. The consequences are far too great because poorly managed diabetes can lead to serious...