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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Amazing d-Tech: Insulin in a Pill

By Wil Dubois The problem with proteins is that they digest quite nicely. That’s not a problem when the protein is a T-Bone steak, but what if the …

Omega-3s & Diabetes

Omega-3 fatty acids (omega-3s, for short) are a type of “healthy fat” that come from the food you eat. They play an important role in many of …

Fructose: Friend or Foe?

Most people think of fructose as a natural fruit sugar. After all, it’s one of the main sugars (along with glucose and sucrose) in fruits. In fact, …