Category Archives: American Diabetes Association (ADA)

AskNadia: How Do I Calculate My A1c from My Blood Sugar Range?

Dear Nadia, My blood sugar has been hovering around 220 and 240. How do I calculate my A1c? Sam Dear Sam: The term A1c has become the new buzzword for knowing your blood sugar range. Your targeted blood sugar A1c is something that you and your healthcare professional will determine together. Reason being if your … Continue reading AskNadia: How Do I Calculate My A1c from My Blood Sugar Range?

Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: Five Simple Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar

Diabetes can seem complicated and overwhelming, full of charts and devices and concerned-looking medical professionals. There’s talk of hormones and endocrine systems, of obscure organizations and dietary plans. It all comes down to this: What it’s really about-the one, single thing it’s about-is lowering that sky-high blood sugar number. That’s it. Everything follows from getting … Continue reading Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: Five Simple Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar

Cost of Having Diabetes Has Doubles By Brenda Neugent

As cases of diabetes go up, so do the costs associated with the disease. According to new analysis, the costs associated with diabetes have more than doubled in the past two decades. With the average diabetes patient spending $2,890 more per year – more than half of that on medications – than they did in … Continue reading Cost of Having Diabetes Has Doubles By Brenda Neugent

Diabetes Camp-It’s Magic! (Online Version)

Hikes to the beach, overnight camping, swimming, playing sports, an exhilarating run on the zip line, songs and skits by the campfire. Friends for life. This is the magic of camp, and diabetes camp is no exception. Started in the 1920’s shortly after the discovery of insulin, diabetes camps have grown to serve more than … Continue reading Diabetes Camp-It’s Magic! (Online Version)

New ADA Guidelines Revise Blood Pressure Goals, Testing Frequencies

The American Diabetes Association’s newly released 2013 edition of its annual “Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes” recommends two notable changes: A recommendation that diabetes patients have their blood pressure tested during every routine visit to their healthcare providers and that the target treatment goal for high blood pressure be revised from <130 mm Hg … Continue reading New ADA Guidelines Revise Blood Pressure Goals, Testing Frequencies

Study Shows DAFNE Helps Type 1s Manage Their Diabetes

Education as part of routine care is the key to successful treatment of type 1 diabetes, according to a new study from researchers in the United Kingdom. The study looked at 261 adults with type 1 diabetes, and measured their blood glucose levels before participating in the Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating (DAFNE) education program, … Continue reading Study Shows DAFNE Helps Type 1s Manage Their Diabetes