Category Archives: Blood Glucose Test

AskNadia: Pre-diabetes and How The Glycemic Index Affects My A1C

Dear Nadia:
 
I am currently on a “pre-diabetic” watch because of excessive thirst and urination. My current A1c is 5.7. My last fasting glucose at eight hours was 106; at 12 hours 93.   
 
After those readings I had a freshly

AskNadia: Why High Altitudes Will Give You High Blood Sugars

Dear Nadia:

Why do my BG’s run high when I hike in higher altitudes?

RU

Dear RU:

When you exercise in elevations your body is accustomed to, chances are you have a good idea of how your blood sugar will …

AskNadia: What’s The Science Behind The A1C Test

Dear Nadia,

What’s the science behind  the A1C test ? My husband is a type 2 diabetic and recently received his A1C results which was 9 percent. What is considered a good A1C range?

RAS

Dear RAS,

The A1C sometimes …

AskNadia: Why Medicare Covers Some Insulin Pumps

I was thinking about getting an insulin pump, but I am worried that Medicare will not cover it. Why does Medicare cover insulin pumps for some people and not for others?

Barbara

Florida

Dear Barbara,

Insulin pumps are covered under …

MinuteClinic Providing Free Monitoring This Spring

MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corporation, is helping patients with diabetes stay on top of their condition this spring by offering a free monitoring visit. This service helps patients with diabetes keep their health in check between visits to …