Diabetes Testing and Management Blog

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 ...
A group of friends going out for drinks while people living with diabetes wonder, “Does alcohol lower blood sugar?”

Does Alcohol Lower Blood Sugar? The Risks and Potential Benefits of Drinking Alcohol

If you’re living with diabetes, you may have heard contradictory reports about drinking alcohol. “Does alcohol lower blood sugar?” and “are there any risks in drinking alcohol?” are two common ques...
An elderly woman wears her diabetic shoes, supporting foot health

What Are Diabetic Shoes?

Diabetes is very common among Americans. In fact, the CDC estimates that about 1 in every 10 Americans has diabetes. Of those, around 90–95% have Type 2 diabetes. While most people with diabetes ca...
A man gets his regular blood test for diabetes from his doctor

Regular Blood Tests for Diabetes: Staying in Touch With Your Health

Living with diabetes means staying in touch with your health and making it a priority. Eating a healthy diet, staying active, taking insulin or other medications, and monitoring blood glucose level...
A group of friends talk about diabetes in middle-aged adults

Recognizing Diabetes in Middle-Aged Adults

More than 37 million Americans are living with diabetes, roughly 90–95% with Type 2 diabetes. While Type 2 diabetes can develop at any age, it typically develops during midlife (over age 45). Diabe...