Diabetes Glucose Monitoring Articles

Free Foods That Don't Raise Blood Sugar

By Amy Campbell No Comments

There really are foods you can eat that have no (or at least little) impact on your blood sugar. They’re typically called “free foods” and chances are you’re already familiar with at least a few…

FDA: Beware of Secondhand Glucose Test Strips

By U.S. Food and Drug Administration No Comments

Discount prices can be tempting, but the strips may not be safe to use.

Do You Really Need to Check Your Blood Sugar Every Day?

By Kent Peterson No Comments

New findings challenge traditional testing recommendations for many with type 2 diabetes.

Your Blood Sugar: What to Know About Lows

By Amy Campbell No Comments

Low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia, is considered to be an acute complication of diabetes. At best, low blood sugar, or a “low,” is inconvenient and annoying. At its worst, low blood sugar is…

How to Handle Favorite Foods With Unpredictable Blood Sugar Effects

By Jeanette Terry 1 Comment

Here’s what to do when treats that most people with diabetes can eat send your blood sugar out of whack.

Does Diabetes Cause Toilet Mold?

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Diabetes affects every little bit of your life. But could it even be affecting your toilets?

Researchers Unveil Next-Generation Contact Lens to Monitor Blood Sugar and Glaucoma

By Kent Peterson No Comments

A unique design makes it easier to see through and more comfortable to wear.

Chill Out for Better Blood Sugar?

By Kent Peterson No Comments

Learn about the possible link between room temperature and your insulin resistance.

The Hemoglobin A1c Test: Adapt Your Thinking

By Jewels Doskicz No Comments

Many people with diabetes have, surprisingly, never been taught what their HbA1c results represent. Find out here!

Lowering Blood Sugar Numbers After Your Diabetes Diagnosis

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Once you’re diagnosed with diabetes, you’re tasked with trying to get your blood sugars under control. There can be a pretty big learning curve at the beginning.

Blood Sugar Balance: How Food Drives Your Blood Sugars

By Amy Campbell No Comments

Carbs aren’t the only thing that could raise your blood sugar. Here’s expert advice about what to eat and what to limit or avoid.

Community Perspective: Managing Diabetes Data

By Danielle Cronquist 1 Comment

With diabetes management, you find yourself juggling a lot of numbers and data. How do you manage all that data, and how do you use it to better your management?

Smart Eating Tips for Basal Insulin Users

By Amy Campbell No Comments

Simple tips can help you keep your blood sugar levels steadier, day and night.

Community Perspective: Best Diabetes Hacks

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

This week’s chat featured fill-in-the-blank-style questions asking members of the diabetes community to share their best and smartest “diabetes hacks.”

Community Perspective: Setting Goals for Better Diabetes Management

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Our most recent community discussion on Making Ordinary Rituals Extraordinary (or doing M.O.R.E.), can give you some great tips on how to set and accomplish.

Managing Expectations of the First Artificial Pancreas

By Tom Betar 3 Comments

The FDA recently approved a new system that will automatically administer or withhold basal insulin for people with type 1 diabetes Here's what else you need to know about this breakthrough technology.