Diabetes Understanding Your Numbers Articles

Do You Have Double Diabetes?

By Amy Campbell No Comments

Double diabetes is when someone who has type 1 diabetes develops insulin resistance, a key feature of type 2 diabetes.

Why Does Diabetes Boil Down to Self-Control?

By Jewels Doskicz No Comments

It seems like self-control will always be needed to live healthfully with diabetes. Is there evidence of that? And how do we get better at it?

What's the Deal With Peanut Butter?

By Amy Campbell No Comments

Check out these 5 reasons to include peanut butter in your eating plan.

"Free" Foods That Don't Raise Blood Sugar

By Amy Campbell 1 Comment

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…

Your Blood Sugar: What to Know About Lows

By Amy Campbell 4 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.

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.

Do Blood Sugar Numbers Lie?

By Jeanette Terry 1 Comment

Are your blood sugar numbers telling the whole story about your health? PWD Jeanette Terry explains.

Continuous Glucose Monitors for Type 2s

By Danielle Cronquist 3 Comments

Can a CGM be beneficial even for someone who isn’t using insulin?

What Do My Blood Glucose Numbers Mean?

By Jeanette Terry 1 Comment

Type 1 diabetic Jeanette Terry explains how to make sense of your blood glucose numbers and why they are important for your health.

Infographic: The Best (and Worst) Halloween Candies for Diabetics

By Teresa Elias No Comments

The Best (and Worst) Halloween Candies for Diabetics infographic will help you make more informed choices this year.

The Best (and Worst) Halloween Candies for Diabetics

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

Splurge responsibly this Halloween by factoring in carb counts and calories before picking up that fun-sized treat.