Diabetes Testing and Management Blog

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I Have Diabetes. What Do I Do?

While many people associate diabetes with children, it can occur in adults. In fact, type 2 diabetes typically develops in people over the age of 45, and one study found that 42% of type 1 diabetes...
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Managing an Employee With Diabetes

Diabetes is a medical condition in which the body is unable to produce or doesn’t properly use insulin. Insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas, regulates the amount of glucose in the blood. Wh...
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Diabetes Tiredness: What Does the Research Tell Us?

Tiredness is a common and frustrating symptom of diabetes. Among people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, approximately 61% report feeling fatigued. Similarly, among people living with type 1 d...
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When Is the Best Time to Exercise With Diabetes?

Exercise is one of the most powerful, yet simple, tools in your diabetes management toolbox. There are many well-known benefits of exercise—it can help control weight, lower LDL cholesterol (the ba...
Gestational diabetes can have significant effects on a baby

Gestational Diabetes: Effect on Baby

Every year, approximately 2–10% of pregnancies in the United States are affected by gestational diabetes. After receiving a gestational diabetes diagnosis, one of the first things that come to mind...
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How to Manage Diabetes at Home: Simple Steps to Success

If you’re living with diabetes, you know that diabetes management involves many important self-care tasks. And if you’re one of the millions of people who’ve shifted to working from home recently, ...
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A Guide for College Students With Diabetes

The transition from high school to college can be challenging for anyone. But for college students with diabetes, a new environment and new routines can interfere with the ability to effectively ma...
Woman managing gestational diabetes at work

Managing Gestational Diabetes at Work

For working professionals diagnosed with gestational diabetes, it can often feel like you have two jobs to perform, your regular job and all the daily tasks involved in diabetes management: you may...
Is there an easier finger prick blood test

Is There a Simpler Finger Prick Blood Test for Glucose Monitoring?

If you have diabetes, you know that regularly checking your glucose levels is an essential component of successful diabetes management. There are several ways to obtain glucose measurements, includ...