Category Archives: Blood Sugar Level

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

Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: Eight Tips for Super Blood Sugar Control

You’re heard the doctors. You’ve read the articles. You know all about tight control. Ever since the results from the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial were published in 1993, everyone has known that reducing A1C levels staves off complications and keeps us healthy longer. We know this. And we’ve listened. But many type 1s–and even … Continue reading Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: Eight Tips for Super Blood Sugar Control

AskNadia: Best Margarine to Use for My Cholesterol

Dear Nadia, I am a type 2 diabetic who uses medication and insulin. At night, I take cholesterol medication and check my blood pressure. My cholesterol is in the normal range. I use vegetable margarine for my toast, and I want to know if it’s the best spread to use? Ilyaas Malik Dear Ilyaas, If … Continue reading AskNadia: Best Margarine to Use for My Cholesterol

Downsize Me: Man Drops a Pants Size Eating at McDonald’s Twice a Day By Tanya Caylor

Rick Bower dropped a pants size, lowered his cholesterol and got his blood sugar under control. His secret? Eating two meals a day at McDonald’s. Bower knew he had to make a change when his doctor yelled at him three years ago for “pickling myself in sugar.” He wasn’t very good about taking the medication … Continue reading Downsize Me: Man Drops a Pants Size Eating at McDonald’s Twice a Day By Tanya Caylor

Diabetes on the Rise in Saudi Arabia

Diabetes is increasingly taking hold in Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East.  According to Dr. Ala Alwan, assistant director general for noncommunicable diseases and mental health at the World Health Organization (WHO), the problem is already vast and is increasing at an alarming rate. Lifestyle choices are a major factor. According to … Continue reading Diabetes on the Rise in Saudi Arabia

New LifeScan Meter Alerts Users About Blood Sugar Patterns

LifeScan has introduced the OneTouch® VerioTM IQ, a meter that not only tracks and displays blood sugar patterns, but also announces them with messages, such as “Looks like your blood sugar has been running LOW around this time.” The meter, which incorporates what LifeScan calls “PatternAlertTMTechnology,” is specifically designed for diabetes patients who take insulin. … Continue reading New LifeScan Meter Alerts Users About Blood Sugar Patterns

There’s No Shame in Taking Insulin Injections in Public

Recently, there has been a great deal of discussion on the subject of testing your blood sugar and taking insulin shots in public. A shocking number of people on social networks have commented that their family members don’t want them to test their blood sugar or take their shots in public. They report having to … Continue reading There’s No Shame in Taking Insulin Injections in Public

Heritage Labs Debuts $19.95 Home A1c Test

Heritage Labs has introduced the Appraise® Home A1c Kit, a product that allows people with diabetes and pre-diabetes to measure their average blood glucose level over a three- or four-month period. Users can take the test at home, then mail it to Heritage Labs’ headquarters in Kansas. They can request to have the results delivered … Continue reading Heritage Labs Debuts $19.95 Home A1c Test