Category Archives: Blood Glucose Test

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 Medicare if you meet their insulin pump management criteria, insulin antibody test or C-Peptide test. … Continue reading AskNadia: Why Medicare Covers Some Insulin Pumps

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 respond. Hyperglycemia Exercising in high altitudes such as hiking generally, reduces your oxygen intake and … Continue reading AskNadia: Why High Altitudes Will Give You High Blood Sugars

Diabetes Health Type 2 : Blood Sugar Reality Checks Are Real

A finger stick can often serve as a reality check when it comes to fighting diabetes.  Sure, we may feel good but it is only when we see the numbers on the glucometer do we know what’s really going on inside of our bodies.  A 150 fasting or a 240 after dinner glucose reading will … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2 : Blood Sugar Reality Checks Are Real

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 referred to as the Hemoglobin A1C, glycosylated hemoglobin, glycated Hemoglobin and HbA1C measures your husband’s  … Continue reading AskNadia: What’s The Science Behind The A1C 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 squeezed carrot/apple juice ( two apples, two carrots) drink. An hour later my … Continue reading AskNadia: Pre-diabetes and How The Glycemic Index Affects My A1C

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 a primary care provider, and is available seven days a week at the walk-in medical … Continue reading MinuteClinic Providing Free Monitoring This Spring