Tag Archives: Blood Sugar

AskNadia: My Blood Sugar is 250 After Playing Hockey

Dear Nadia, My fasting blood sugar is 120.  After 30 minutes of playing hockey, it rises to 250. I am 52 years old. Should I continue playing hockey or not? Which exercise should I do to reduce my blood sugar level? Surinder Dear Surinder Only 39% of people with diabetes exercise. Congratulations on being part … Continue reading AskNadia: My Blood Sugar is 250 After Playing Hockey

Diabetes Health Type 1: Dancer Doesn’t Let Diabetes Interfere With Her Dreams

Erin Stapley has dreamed of becoming a professional dancer ever since age 10 when she auditioned for and made the Anchorage Ballet Company in Alaska. Though the 14-year-old was stunned by last year’s discovery she has type 1 diabetes; Stapley refuses to let the disease interfere with her dreams. She continues to train up to … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Dancer Doesn’t Let Diabetes Interfere With Her Dreams

Living With Type 2 Diabetes: I’m Not Drunk

Several items on the market today will alert others of our medical conditions. Choices range from electronic devices that can be worn on the belt or around the neck, to medical alert bracelets, to paper cards that are carried in a wallet or purse. I vividly remember receiving what has to be the most shocking … Continue reading Living With Type 2 Diabetes: I’m Not Drunk

Diabetes Health Type 2 Diabetes: Staying Employed With Diabetes

Sometimes diabetes presents us with issues that can impact a lot more than our health. While most people think about improving their diet and exercise routine to stay healthy, I was motivated to improve my health so that I could stay employed. Being in the military required that I meet certain health standards and being … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2 Diabetes: Staying Employed With Diabetes

Diabetes Health Type 1: Taking It One Step At A Time

Like many young people diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, my family and I were shocked when I was diagnosed. Granted, I felt hungry and thirsty no matter how much I ate and drank (classic symptoms), but we had no family history of the disease. When most people think of diabetes, they don’t conjure the image … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Taking It One Step At A Time

Living With Type 2 Diabetes: Under Control Without Meds For 25 Years

When Bonny Damocles was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he asked his doctor if he could try diet and exercise before starting the recommended medications. Granted a reprieve, he immediately began the most grueling workout he could think of: running stairs. Because his export business allowed him to work from his Midland, Michigan home where … Continue reading Living With Type 2 Diabetes: Under Control Without Meds For 25 Years

AskNadia: Is The FreeStyle Libre CGM Sensor As Accurate as Finger Pricking Blood Glucose Monitors?

Dear Nadia: I have had type-2 diabetes for more than ten years.  I was first enthusiastic about lancing to see my blood sugar levels, but this dropped off.  My doctor checked blood fasting levels about every three months.  Then, she retired. My new doctor is a proponent of A1C testing over lancing.     I recently … Continue reading AskNadia: Is The FreeStyle Libre CGM Sensor As Accurate as Finger Pricking Blood Glucose Monitors?

Ask Nadia: Is Coconut Oil Good For Maintaining Blood Sugar

Nadia, I’ve heard that coconut oil is good for maintaining blood sugar. Is this true, or did I misunderstand? Debbie San Diego Ca Dear Debbie, In the past, the benefits of coconut oil were considered controversial because some felt there was not enough evidence-based research to support the benefits of coconut oil. The concern was that … Continue reading Ask Nadia: Is Coconut Oil Good For Maintaining Blood Sugar

Study Finds that Artificial Sweeteners Won’t Impact Blood Sugar

A new study has found that artificial sweeteners do not cause blood sugar spikes. While this finding has been speculated in the past, researchers from the University of Illinois were the first to confirm it with this study. This finding was obtained through the review of 29 randomized, controlled trials that involved 741 people. Approximately … Continue reading Study Finds that Artificial Sweeteners Won’t Impact Blood Sugar

AskNadia: My Walgreen’s True Metrix Lancet Gauge

Dear Nadia, I bought the Walgreens blood glucose test meter True Metrix, made by Trividia Health. In the box was a package of lancelets that contained long needles, medium length needles, and short needles.  I have learned that lancet needles ranged from 28 gauge to 30 gauge, and the length range was between 2.8 mm to 3.2 … Continue reading AskNadia: My Walgreen’s True Metrix Lancet Gauge