The Best Insulin Pumps on the Market

An insulin pump is a small computerized device that delivers insulin for the treatment of diabetes. The pump is programmed to release insulin in …

Blood Tests for Diabetes: Fasting Plasma Glucose Test

Also known as: FPG; fasting blood glucose test; fasting blood sugar test What is it? The fasting blood sugar test is a carbohydrate metabolism test …

Blood Tests for Diabetes: Random Plasma Glucose Test

Also known as: RPG; casual plasma glucose test; random blood sugar test.  What is it? The random plasma glucose test measures plasma (or blood) …

Blood Tests for Diabetes: Two-Hour Postprandial Glucose Test

Also known as: the postprandial plasma glucose test; PPG. What is it? A blood test that measures the body’s ability to metabolize carbohydrates …

Blood Tests for Diabetes: Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

Also known as: OGTT; 2-hour glucose tolerance test. What is it? A test that measures blood glucose levels before and 2 hours after you drink an …

Is it Epilepsy or a Low Blood Sugar Seizure?

A seizure is a symptom of a brain problem that occurs because of sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. There are many types of seizures …

How to Gain Weight and Maintain Blood Glucose

Yes, you read the title correctly—there are people with diabetes that are actually trying to gain weight. These people are underweight and need to …

High Blood Sugar Emergencies

Blood sugar levels that are too high (hyperglycemia) can quickly turn into a diabetic emergency without quick and appropriate treatment. The best way …

Glucose Meter Shopping Guide

Looking for a blood glucose monitor? Here’s our extensive guide to the products on the market today. dLife does not endorse any product …

What is Insulin Resistance?

Cells throughout the body, including muscle and fat cells, need the hormone insulin to turn glucose (a form of sugar) into energy. In healthy …