Diabetes Testing and Management Blog

Doctor assessing bottom of patients foot, explaining the relationship between diabetes and wound healing.

Diabetes and Wound Healing: Why Wounds Are Slow to Heal

Getting cuts, scrapes, and abrasions on your skin is a normal and often unavoidable part of life. For most people, getting a minor wound means keeping it clean, slapping on a bandaid, and waiting a...
Female healthcare professional explaining the difference between prediabetes and diabetes to a young patient

Difference Between Prediabetes and Diabetes

For those living with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can require an understanding of how the body works and knowing the criteria healthcare professionals use to dia...
Woman wondering about blood glucose monitor vs. continuous glucose monitor.

Blood Glucose Monitor vs. Continuous Glucose Monitor: What's the Difference?

Daily glucose monitoring is a pillar of diabetes management. Routine monitoring not only allows you to spot high and low glucose events and prevent health complications but also provides a detailed...
A person with diabetes enjoying the holidays with their family.

Diabetes and the Holidays: Tips for Enjoying the Festivities

Tips for Diabetes and the Holidays Plan Your Meals Ask the host in advance what foods will be available. Ask the host about the timing for meals. Check Your Glucose Levels Often Check...
An automatic blood glucose monitor allows you to monitor your blood sugar throughout the day, whether you’re at home or on the go.

How to Monitor Blood Sugar Throughout the Day

When you’re newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for decades, regular blood sugar (glucose) monitoring is essential for both you and your healthcare team. It not only helps you prevent...
A woman hides her head in her lap while she experiences anxiety and low blood sugar

Anxiety and Blood Sugar: Is There a Connection?

With our busy, fast-paced lives, we all experience some degree of anxiety and stress now and again. But if you’re living with diabetes, you may wonder if your anxiety is caused by the stress of dia...
Unhealthy foods to avoid with type 1 diabetes.

Foods to Avoid With Type 1 Diabetes

Key Takeaway: Foods to limit if you’re living with type 1 diabetes include foods high in “bad” fats (saturated and trans fats), refined grains, and sugary foods. If you’re living with type 1 diab...
Young man traveling with diabetes

Tips for Traveling With Diabetes

Whether taking a road trip, traveling by plane, or going on a cruise, traveling has a way of messing with our daily routines. That’s true for anyone; however, for people living with diabetes, stick...
Diabetes and Women's Health

Diabetes and Women's Health

Living with and managing diabetes is a challenging journey for both men and women. But for women, the weight of diabetes management can feel like a heavier lift than for men with diabetes. You may ...