Diabetes Testing and Management Blog

Good Gifts for Someone With Diabetes

Good Gifts for Someone With Diabetes

Finding the perfect gift and seeing the excitement in someone’s eyes as they open it is one of the most rewarding feelings. Our guide to good gifts for someone with diabetes can help you pick...
Factors That Affect Blood Glucose Levels

Factors That Affect Blood Glucose Levels

The biggest goal of any diabetes treatment plan is to keep blood sugar levels within your target range as much as possible. That can be difficult because blood glucose changes from hour to ho...
All About World Diabetes Day: November 14

All About World Diabetes Day: November 14

November 14th is World Diabetes Day (WDD), and this year, the world is celebrating the 101st anniversary of the discovery of insulin by Frederick Banting and Charles Best, a landmark developm...
How Long Should I Wait After Eating to Check My Blood Sugar?

How Long Should I Wait After Eating to Check My Blood Sugar?

While each person’s specific blood sugar monitoring schedule is personal, checking blood sugar throughout the day is one of the best ways to ensure that your levels are in a safe target range...
Guide to Different Types of Lancets for Diabetes

Guide to Different Types of Lancets for Diabetes

If you use a blood glucose monitor (BGM) to manage your diabetes, pricking your finger is part of your everyday routine. Finding the right lancet can make it as easy and comfortable as possible. ...
Find an Easier Way to Check Blood Sugar so Diabetes Doesn’t Slow You Down

Find an Easier Way to Check Blood Sugar so Diabetes Doesn’t Slow You Down

One of the most important aspects of managing your diabetes is checking your blood sugar regularly. Keeping track of changes gives you and your healthcare provider important insight into how well ...
Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose at Home: Why, When, and How

Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose at Home: Why, When, and How

Self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG) at home is an important tool for managing diabetes and preventing health complications. Medical professionals often recommend SMBG to help avoid blood sugar sp...
Dealing With Diabetes As a Teenager at School

Dealing With Diabetes As a Teenager at School

Dealing with diabetes as a teenager can be hard, especially when you have to fit diabetes management into your school day. From finding the time to check your blood sugar between classes to naviga...
Top 6 Diabetes Life Hacks

Top 6 Diabetes Life Hacks

Staying on track with your diabetes management plan is vital to protecting your health. Maintaining a healthy diet, managing supplies, and monitoring blood glucose levels are all critical to posit...