Diabetes Testing and Management Blog

Woman’s foot, a person with diabetic edema

Diabetic Edema: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

When managing diabetes, making the best decisions for better health requires being aware of potential complications. Edema is one such complication, often referred to as swelling, which can take tw...
The difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects how your body turns food into fuel or energy. If not properly managed, diabetes can damage the blood vessels and, consequently, affect many parts...
Graph of pre and postprandial glucose levels over the course of several days.

Understanding Pre and Postprandial Glucose Levels

Whether you’re living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, checking your blood glucose levels is essential to effective diabetes management. It helps you identify highs and lows, understand how your tre...
Female patient discusses health with physician, type 2 diabetes questions to ask your doctor

Type 2 Diabetes: Questions To Ask Your Doctor

Managing type 2 diabetes can feel overwhelming. However, knowing what questions to ask your doctor can help you gain clarity and change your perspective. This blog will provide you with a comprehen...
Photo of a patient speaking with a physician about type 2 diabetes questions and answers

Type 2 Diabetes: Questions and Answers

Whether you’re managing type 2 diabetes or simply want to broaden your knowledge about this medical condition, this article will help. It will demystify some of the most common questions about type...
A woman experiencing the effects of type 2 diabetes and body temperature

Type 2 Diabetes and Body Temperature

While type 2 diabetes is a well-known health condition, many people frequently overlook the connection between diabetes and temperature sensitivity. For those who are navigating the challenges of t...
Woman looking for a digital blood sugar monitor.

The Best Digital Blood Sugar Monitor for You

When you have diabetes, regular blood sugar monitoring is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health. But how you monitor your blood sugar matters. By knowing what to look f...
Diabetes Gift Ideas for Your Athlete

Diabetes Gift Ideas for Your Athlete

Whether you’re shopping for a birthday, a holiday, or just because, being mindful of both the receiver’s taste and their lifestyle can help you find the perfect present. For anyone from a professio...
Best Glucose Meter for Travel: Things to Consider

Best Glucose Meter for Travel: Things to Consider

Traveling with diabetes can be a challenge. Having to check your glucose in unfamiliar environments multiple times a day adds stress to what was supposed to be a relaxing vacation. The inconvenienc...