What should my blood sugar targets be? The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends blood sugar targets of 80 to 130 mg/dL before meals and less than 180 mg/dL after meals, while the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) recommends blood sugar targets of less than 110 mg/dL before meals and less than 140 mg/dL after […]
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What is A1C?
Overview What is A1C? A1C is an average measure of your blood sugar over the past 3 months. The results show how well your blood sugar levels have been controlled. The higher your blood sugars have been, the higher your A1C results will be. Why is A1C important? Your A1C serves as an important measurement […]
Checking Your Blood Sugar
Why is it important to check my blood sugar? Checking your blood sugar is very important for informing yourself and your doctor of the effects of your food, meds, and activities on your blood sugar. Regular blood sugar testing can also alert you when your blood sugars are dangerously high or low. How often should […]
Time to Celebrate!
My Diabetes Home 2.0 is almost here. Take a look at the new features. My Diabetes Home has always been dedicated to providing you with the best way to manage your diabetes, and now we’re doing that with a brand new look! Created to simplify how you organize your diabetes information, My Diabetes Home 2.0 […]
Everyday dehydration is having a major effect on y...
Stop and think for a second: Are you dehydrated right now? Are you sure? According to the Institute of Medicine, 75 percent of Americans live with a condition called chronic dehydration. This means that even though you’re drinking fluids throughout the day, your body still isn’t getting the amount it needs to thrive. In fact, […]
Five Steps to Prepare for Pregnancy When You Have ...
Preparing to have a baby is nerve-wracking in itself. Throw diabetes into the mix, and it’s enough stress to give any mommy-to-be some serious pause. But you can put your mind at ease. According to the American Diabetes Association, it is perfectly normal for women with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes to have […]
Falling off the wagon–it happens to the best of us
In my previous posts, you heard me talk about ways to successfully navigate life with diabetes. I may have come across as if I am the poster child for diabetes management. But I am far from it. If we’re going to help each other out, we need to be honest and open. So today, you […]
All About the Paleo Diet and How It Can Affect You...
Thanks to well-known social media sites like Pinterest, different diet trends are becoming more widespread than ever before. Case in point: The paleo diet. Browse any bookshop, cooking store, or recipe website, and you’re almost guaranteed to find information about “going paleo” and how it can help you lose weight, improve digestion, build muscle, and […]
Does diabetes go away? All about the Honeymoon Pha...
First things first. It’s important to know that there’s no cure for type 1 or type 2 diabetes. A healthy diet, exercise, and a good medication regimen can help help with symptoms, but diabetes never goes away. So how come some people with type 1 diabetes can get away with not taking insulin for almost […]
The ultimate holiday gift guide for people with di...
Still searching for the right gift to give your friends and family on the “nice” list this year? Look no further. We’ve rounded up some of this year’s best diabetes-friendly stocking stuffers. Start spreading the holiday cheer with these fun and practical presents, all of which cost less than $35. (Or, sneak them onto your […]