How Often Should I Screen For Diabetes?

Screening for early diagnosis is important if you have diabetes. You stand a better chance of decreasing the risk of developing diabetes …

Five Methods Used to Test for Diabetes

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes and are presently facing its devastating consequences. But the truth remains that not everyone that has …

Diabetes Management: Glucose Monitors that Connect to your Smart Phone

These days, people living with diabetes have a lot of choices when it comes to glucose monitoring.  Glucometers have become easier to use, more …

Understanding Insulin: Short-Acting to Long Acting, and Many More

There are several varieties of insulin, ranging from the short-acting to the long-acting insulin, and many more.  The truth is that all insulin is …

Testing: How Accurate Are Diabetes Test Strips?

It’s important to monitor your blood glucose level in order for you to control it.  And that’s why diabetes test strips play an important role. …

American Diabetes Association Alert Day ® 2018

Diabetes Alert Day is here!  This day, observed annually on the fourth Tuesday of March is a 1-day wake-up call to inform the American public about …

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 …