Diabetes Distress: More Than Worry

From Diabetes Forecast By Erika Gebel, PhD June 2013 Checking blood glucose, taking medications, hitting the gym, counting carbs, and cooking up healthful meals: At times, your laundry list of responsibilities may feel overwhelming. The understandable sense of burden or defeat that may occasionally punctuate your life with diabetes has a name: diabetes distress. Doctors […]

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Checking Your Blood Glucose

Blood glucose (blood sugar) monitoring is the main tool you have to check your diabetes control. This check tells you your blood glucose level at any one time. Keeping a log of your results is vital. When you bring this record to your health care provider, you have a good picture of your body’s response […]

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A1C and eAG: Average Blood Glucose

The A1C test gives you a picture of your average blood glucose (blood sugar) control for the past 2 to 3 months. The results give you a good idea of how well your diabetes treatment plan is working. In some ways, the A1C test is like a baseball player’s season batting average, it tells you […]

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