Diabetes Testing and Management Blog

Time in Range (TIR) vs. Points in Range (PIR)

Time in Range (TIR) vs. Points in Range (PIR)

While the A1c reading is still the most common assessment of how well a person’s diabetes is being managed, it is not without limitations. Chief among them are the inability to represent sudden sp...
Why an Online eAG Calculator May Not Be Reliable

Why an Online eAG Calculator May Not Be Reliable

In recent years, a new term has emerged in the diabetes community: estimated average glucose (eAG). Understanding what eAG is can help you start a conversation with your healthcare provider about ...
The Accuracy of a Blood Glucose Meter vs. a Lab Test and Why It Matters

The Accuracy of a Blood Glucose Meter vs. a Lab Test and Why It Matters

Checking blood glucose levels is crucial to the management of diabetes, and accuracy is key. Insulin dose administration, diet plans, and minimizing health risks all rely on accurate readings. Whi...
Top Ways to Manage Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes as an Endurance Athlete

Top Ways to Manage Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes as an Endurance Athlete

For people living with diabetes, staying active is a crucial element of maintaining physical health. But managing type 1 or type 2 diabetes as an endurance athlete can be challenging. Creating a p...
Dating With Diabetes 101

Dating With Diabetes 101

For some, diabetes has no significant impact on relationships. But for others, balancing diabetes with dating can be tricky, especially if you haven’t done it before or you’re experiencing symptom...
What’s the Fastest Way to Check Your Blood Sugar?

What’s the Fastest Way to Check Your Blood Sugar?

Managing blood sugar levels can make a world of difference for people living with diabetes. Having a quick, easy, and efficient way to test at the right times and frequency is a key part of that m...
Diaversary Ideas for Your Celebration or a Loved One’s

Diaversary Ideas for Your Celebration or a Loved One’s

If you’re living with diabetes, the day you were diagnosed might be one you’ll never forget. The term “diaversary” has emerged from the diabetes community as a way of recognizing the day of ...
5 Tips for Dating Someone With Type 1 Diabetes

5 Tips for Dating Someone With Type 1 Diabetes

Dating someone with type 1 diabetes can bring up issues you’ve never had to consider. How will diabetes affect your relationship? What can you do to support them? Do they need support? Whether your...
Teeing Up for Playing Golf With Diabetes

Teeing Up for Playing Golf With Diabetes

Staying active is an important part of diabetes management. But that doesn’t mean you have to start an intense new exercise routine. Playing golf with diabetes is a great way to get moving and help...