Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.
hamburger overlay
No Result Found !!

Refine Results

Helpful tips for getting a good night’s sleep - Infographic

How to sleep

If you're not getting enough sleep, you may find you're having a harder time controlling your blood sugar levels.1 Diabetes can contribute to sleep problems, including Apnea (difficulty breathing)2, Neuropathy (damage to the nerves in your feet and legs), and nighttime low blood sugar. Fortunately,...

Read More
Low blood glucose warning signs - Infographic

Low blood sugar symptoms and treatment

You may recognize the feeling—feeling hungry, dizzy, sweaty or just a little bit "off." These signs of hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose, mean it's time to take action. What causes low blood sugar? For most people, low blood glucose refers to anything below 70 mg/dL, although your number may...

Read More
Young female physician discusses results with young female patient

What is LADA or type 1.5 diabetes?

If you're active in online diabetes forums and social media, you've probably come across prominent community members with a third type of diabetes. It's known as type 1.5 diabetes or LADA (which stands for "latent autoimmune diabetes in adults"). Similar to type 1, LADA is an autoimmune response—...

Read More
Certified diabetes educator discusses treatment with couple via laptop

What can a diabetes educator do for you?

There are many people on your healthcare team—including yourself—but there's one person who can give you hands-on advice that you can start using immediately. We're talking about a diabetes educator. If you've never met with one, or if it's been a while, here's an overview of everything they can do for you. A diabetes educator can answer medical questions about diabetes, including helping you learn how to use your blood glucose meter or medication. They'll help you figure out how food and activity affect your blood sugar, as well as how to deal with things like stress or depression. Expe...

Read More
Smiling man using smartphone while walking down a crowded urban sidewalk

Diabetes apps

A mobile app can be an extremely useful tool, helping you manage your day-to-day life with diabetes. There are a lot of apps out there, but here are some of the ones we found that had high ratings, were free or affordable, and had an easy-to-use format. For example, the mySugr logbook app call...

Read More

Medicare coverage for diabetes

What does Medicare Part B cover for people with diabetes? Medicare Part B will cover much of your diabetes care, including doctors' services, lab tests, preventive care and supplies. If you have diabetes, it also covers your testing supplies, whether you use insulin or not.1 This includes:...

Read More
A child's hand and an adult's hand, both painted in bright colors along each finger with a smiley face on the palms

Alternate site blood sugar testing

  Whether testing alternate sites or at the fingertip, try the Accu-Chek® FastClix lancing device—the only 1-click lancing device with a drum. Some blood glucose meters allow you to use a blood sample from a nonfingertip or alternate site such as your palm, forearm or upper arm.1 Because...

Read More
Stressed young woman leaning her head atop her hands in contemplation

What is diabetic ketoacidosis?

No one wants to have high blood sugar—you'd rather feel your best. But there's even more to it. When your blood sugar is high, your body can't move the large amount of glucose in the blood into your cells. Instead, your body uses more fat for fuel. And when fat is burned in this way, ketones are formed. Any time your blood sugar is over 240, you should immediately use a ketone test strip to check your urine.1 Ketones make the blood acidic, making you feel ill and possibly leading to diabetic ketoacidosis (or DKA). DKA is a serious medical condition that causes nausea and...

Read More

Pages