Category Archives: Diabetes Learning Center

WHAT IS TYPE II DIABETES?

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Unlike Type I diabetes where pancreas does not produce enough insulin, Type II diabetes or commonly known as adult diabetes or non-insulin dependent diabetes is a condition in which the pancreas produces insulin but it does not perform well. Unlike Type I diabetes, people with Type II diabetes can sometimes take pills that are not […]

WHAT IS TYPE I DIABETES?

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Type 1 diabetes or commonly known as childhood diabetes, juvenile diabetes, or Insulin dependent diabetes, is a condition in which the pancreas does not make enough insulin that body needs. Unlike Type I diabetes, in Type II diabetes insulin is produced in the pancreas but it does not perform very well. This lack of insulin […]

STORING YOUR GLUCOSE TEST STRIPS CORRECTLY

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Storing glucose test strips incorrectly, especially in high humidity, can lead to falsely high readings. Congratulations on your decision to manage your diabetes using a home glucose monitoring system. The success of glucose monitoring at home depends on accurate readings. Though you may face several issues when checking your glucose levels at home, inaccurate glucose […]

10 COMMON PROBLEMS YOU MAY FACE WHEN USING A GLUCOSE METER AT HOME

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We have previously discussed what are common causes of test strip errors. In this article, we will address tips on how to deal with common problems when using a glucose meter at home. Glucose monitoring at home plays a major role in diabetes management. It is evident that quality of life has improved for those who […]

WHAT CAUSES A TEST STRIP ERROR ON MY METER?

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Glucose meters display error messages when there are problems with test strips, problems with the glucose meter, or when your glucose level is higher or lower than normal. One of the common errors is the test strip error. This error is often an easy fix. However, it’s important to understand the test strip error so you […]

WHAT IS A DIABETIC TEST STRIP?

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People diagnosed with diabetes are fairly familiar with diabetic test strips. Glucose test strips are an essential component of home blood glucose monitoring. Though diabetic patients know how to use blood glucose machines most lack knowledge about the anatomy of a diabetic test strip. How Do Diabetic Test Strips Work? After application of a small […]

HIGH POTASSIUM DIETS MAY PROTECT KIDNEYS

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Individuals with diabetes are at risk for kidney disfunction during the development of diabetes. There is a recent research that aims to explore new ways to address this disorder via dietary potassium. Diet is one of the major risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Even when the blood glucose is well maintained a significant number […]

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MAY LEAD TO TYPE II DIABETES

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Historically diabetes has been faulted for causing high blood pressure. Now the opposite may be true as a new study shows “people with elevated blood pressure are almost 60% more likely to develop Type II diabetes,” says The Guardian. Study Provides strongest link between elevated blood pressure and diabetes In a new study scientists at Oxford […]

HOW TO SELECT A GLUCOSE MONITORING SYSTEM?

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Choosing the right glucose monitoring system is never an easy choice. There are several different types of glucose monitors available in the marketing with each one presenting a variety of features. In general, there is no such a thing as good or bad blood glucose monitor. The choice is dependent on a number of factors […]

TARGET BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS

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Proper measurement of blood glucose levels plays a crucial role in diabetes management. With the overall number of diabetics on the rise, the importance of regular glucose monitoring is more critical than over. The good news is, people who take charge of their own glucose monitoring have been shown to have fewer complications and less hospital […]