Diabetes Testing and Management Blog

Person with diabetes and joint pain, article, how common is it?

Diabetes and Joint Pain: How Common Is It?

Diabetes is a common health problem that affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. Its far-reaching impact extends to many aspects of overall well-being, including a frequently overloo...
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Will Expired Glucose Strips Read High or Low?

Many people managing type 2 diabetes use blood glucose monitors that require glucose strips. It's easy to forget to check if these glucose strips have expired, but it's an important step because th...
Reading Your Blood Sugar Monitor: Normal Range Results

Reading Your Blood Sugar Monitor: Normal Range Results

Blood glucose, or blood sugar, monitoring is your most powerful tool for determining whether your blood glucose levels are within your target range. It is essential to keep blood sugar levels withi...
Lady on bench following type 2 diabetes monitoring guidelines

Type 2 Diabetes Monitoring Guidelines

Diabetes management requires a multifaceted approach that includes diet, medication, doctor visits, and regular blood glucose monitoring. Following the advice of your healthcare team by managing yo...
Woman’s foot, a person with diabetic edema

Diabetic Edema: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

When managing diabetes, making the best decisions for better health requires being aware of potential complications. Edema is one such complication, often referred to as swelling, which can take tw...
The difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects how your body turns food into fuel or energy. If not properly managed, diabetes can damage the blood vessels and, consequently, affect many parts...
Graph of pre and postprandial glucose levels over the course of several days.

Understanding Pre and Postprandial Glucose Levels

Whether you’re living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, checking your blood glucose levels is essential to effective diabetes management. It helps you identify highs and lows, understand how your tre...
Female patient discusses health with physician, type 2 diabetes questions to ask your doctor

Type 2 Diabetes: Questions To Ask Your Doctor

Managing type 2 diabetes can feel overwhelming. However, knowing what questions to ask your doctor can help you gain clarity and change your perspective. This blog will provide you with a comprehen...
Photo of a patient speaking with a physician about type 2 diabetes questions and answers

Type 2 Diabetes: Questions and Answers

Whether you’re managing type 2 diabetes or simply want to broaden your knowledge about this medical condition, this article will help. It will demystify some of the most common questions about type...