Category: Monitoring

  • The A1C Test and Long-Term Complications

    The A1C test is a blood test that provides information about a person’s average levels of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, over the past 3 months. Testing is especially important because early in the disease diabetes has no symptoms. Although no test is perfect, the A1C and blood glucose tests are the best tools available to diagnose diabetes – a serious and lifelong disease.

  • Living With Diabetes: The ABCs

    There’s a big link between diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Taking care of your diabetes by keeping check on your ABCs (A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol) will help lower your risk of future heart disease or a stroke.

  • Making Monitoring Work

    An important part of self-care for people with diabetes is monitoring your blood glucose. It provides information on how food, physical activity and medications affect your blood glucose. The reason why monitoring is so important is that it is vital that you keep your levels within a range recommended by your health care team so […]

  • Checking blood glucose, a waste of time?

    An interesting bit of research sited by The Heath Behaviors News Service, http://www.cfah.org/hbns/archives/getDocument.cfm?documentID=22473 suggests that for type 2’s not on insulin, testing is expensive and doesn’t make much of a difference with hba1c results. However the most interesting part of this article was the responses at the bottom of the webpage. Most people with diabetes […]

  • Virtually Pain Free Blood Sugar Testing

    Virtually Pain Free Blood Sugar Testing You wouldn’t think that someone would get excited about pricking their finger, especially if they were not diabetic. But this is exactly how I felt when I road tested the One Touch Delica Lancet Device and ultra thin needles. http://www.onetouch.com/delica It cost about $21 and $15 for 100 lancets, […]