Are You Label-Able?

Eating healthfully and following a meal plan are key components of good diabetes care whether you use oral medicines, insulin, or diet and exercise to manage your diabetes. Knowing how to read a food label can help you choose healthful foods, figure out portion sizes, count carbohydrates, limit sodium or fat, and keep track of […]

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Managing Hyperglycemia

Updated March 13, 2015 Published April 2, 2007 by Laura Hieronymus, MSEd, APRN, BC-ADM, CDE, and Belinda O’Connell, MS, RD, CDE   When you were diagnosed with diabetes, your doctor probably told you that your blood glucose levels were too high. Indeed, high blood glucose, or hyperglycemia, is the hallmark of diabetes. Regardless of your […]

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What You Should Know About Celiac Disease

After years of living with Type 1 diabetes, you’re a pro at counting carbs and adjusting insulin doses. Over the past year, however, your diabetes has become difficult to control. You’ve experienced weight loss, frequent bouts of diarrhea, and fatigue. You’ve also had fluctuating blood glucose levels – both hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia – and needed […]

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Analyze This!

Interpreting Your Blood Sugar Monitoring Log Picture this: You’re sitting in an exam room at your doctor’s office. The nurse pokes her head in and says, “Sorry for the wait. He’ll be right with you.” Yeah, you’ve heard that before. To kill some time, you start building a miniature fort out of tongue depressors on […]

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