Blood Sugar Targets

[su_quote cite=”Theodore Roosevelt”]Believe you can and you’re halfway there.[/su_quote] 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 …

What is A1C?

[su_quote cite=”Roy T. Bennet“] “Keep going. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.”[/su_quote] 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 …

Checking Your Blood Sugar

[su_quote cite=”Robert Collier”] “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” [/su_quote] 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 …

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 your blood sugar levels

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, …

Does diabetes go away? All about the Honeymoon Phase

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 diabetes

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 …

What the dawn phenomenon means for your blood sugars

Ever wonder why your blood sugar is a tad higher than normal when you wake up in the morning? After all, you’ve been fasting all night. Your sugar levels should be fairly low, right? Turns out, your body is experiencing the dawn phenomenon. The kicker? It happens to everybody–not just people with diabetes. While you’re …

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