Diabetes Testing and Management Blog

Woman discusses insulin pump vs. MDI options with doctor.

Insulin Pump vs. MDI: Which is Right for You?

For people living with type 1 diabetes and many of those living with type 2 diabetes (about 30%), taking insulin is an integral part of diabetes management. For people who take insulin frequently, ...
A comprehensive type 1 diabetes diet plan includes regular monitoring of blood sugar levels.

Create a Type 1 Diabetes Diet Plan That Works for You

When you have type 1 diabetes, managing your health means making conscious choices about what you eat. While there is no one-size-fits-all diet for people with diabetes, there are guidelines you ca...
Man wondering, How can diabetes affect your eyes?

How Can Diabetes Affect Your Eyes? Understanding How to Protect Your Vision

When you’re living with diabetes, you may not automatically think about how diabetes can affect your eyes. But in the United States, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness in adults...
An Easy-to-use Glucometer for the Elderly: Minimizing the Barriers That May Come With Age

An Easy-to-use Glucometer for the Elderly: Minimizing the Barriers That May Come With Age

If you’re getting older and noticing your diabetes-related needs are changing, an easy-to-use glucometer for the elderly can make a big difference in your ability to manage your diabetes. If you’ve...
Man managing diabetes while working night shift.

Solutions to Managing Diabetes While Working Night Shift

Having to work nights can disrupt your body’s natural rhythms and can make it harder to maintain a healthy lifestyle. While that can have a big impact on anyone, it increases the difficulty of mana...
Woman wondering, “How often should I check my blood sugar?”

How Often Should I Check My Blood Sugar?

“How often should I check my blood sugar?” is one of the most common and important questions people have when it comes to diabetes management. Taking a closer look at the factors that influence the...
The blood sample sizes required by different glucose meters vary drastically.

Understanding the Different Blood Sample Sizes Glucose Meters Require

One of the most common challenges when checking blood glucose levels is getting a sufficient sample size. Test strips require enough blood to completely fill the sample area, and without a large e...
Understanding the Benefits of Monitoring Blood Glucose Levels for People with Diabetes

Understanding the Benefits of Monitoring Blood Glucose Levels for People with Diabetes

Checking your blood glucose levels regularly is one of the most important things you can do to manage your diabetes. While your healthcare provider monitors your glucose levels with various lab te...
SMBG vs. CGM: A Simple Comparison

SMBG vs. CGM: A Simple Comparison

Today, there are more tools available to help people with diabetes monitor their glucose levels than ever before. With so many possibilities, it can be hard to know which is right for you. Lo...