Diabetes Testing and Management Blog

Is an A1c Calculator Reliable?

Is an A1c Calculator Reliable?

An A1c test is a valuable tool to assess how your diabetes management plan is working. But if you are accustomed to seeing your blood sugar levels represented in mg/dL or mmol/L, A1c test results...
How to Help Blurred Vision From Diabetes

How to Help Blurred Vision From Diabetes

Blurry vision can be one of the most noticeable—and most distressing—signs of diabetes. But blurry vision is only one of several vision changes associated with diabetes, and it can be triggered by...
Diabetes and Mental Health: Understanding the Connection Between Depression and Blood Sugar

Diabetes and Mental Health: Understanding the Connection Between Depression and Blood Sugar

Diabetes and depression have a close and complex relationship. People with diabetes are two to three times more likely to experience depression than people without diabetes, and depression can inc...
Hypoglycemia: How to Prevent and Treat It

Hypoglycemia: How to Prevent and Treat It

Blood sugar changes throughout the day are normal. When these changes stay within a healthy range, they usually go unnoticed. But if your blood sugar is too low to fuel your body as it should, yo...
What to Look for in a Simple Glucose Monitoring App

What to Look for in a Simple Glucose Monitoring App

Technology is quickly transforming daily blood glucose monitoring. For people living with diabetes, the introduction of glucose monitoring apps has opened the door to easier tracking and sharing o...
Time in Range (TIR) vs. Points in Range (PIR)

Time in Range (TIR) vs. Points in Range (PIR)

While the A1c reading is still the most common assessment of how well a person’s diabetes is being managed, it is not without limitations. Chief among them are the inability to represent sudden sp...
Why an Online eAG Calculator May Not Be Reliable

Why an Online eAG Calculator May Not Be Reliable

In recent years, a new term has emerged in the diabetes community: estimated average glucose (eAG). Understanding what eAG is can help you start a conversation with your healthcare provider about ...
The Accuracy of a Blood Glucose Meter vs. a Lab Test and Why It Matters

The Accuracy of a Blood Glucose Meter vs. a Lab Test and Why It Matters

Checking blood glucose levels is crucial to the management of diabetes, and accuracy is key. Insulin dose administration, diet plans, and minimizing health risks all rely on accurate readings. Whi...
Top Ways to Manage Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes as an Endurance Athlete

Top Ways to Manage Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes as an Endurance Athlete

For people living with diabetes, staying active is a crucial element of maintaining physical health. But managing type 1 or type 2 diabetes as an endurance athlete can be challenging. Creating a p...