Category Archives: Blood Glucose Meter

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?


Dear RAS,

The A1C sometimes …

AskNadia: High Altitude Blood Sugar Readings

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


DeSoto KS

Dear RU,

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

Diabetes Health: Word Puzzle #1 Solution

If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please In the subject area write “add me to your weekly word puzzle list.” If you would like us to create a word puzzle for …

Steve Richert’s Year of Rock-climbing for Diabetes Awareness

Steve Richert, who has type 1 diabetes, has embarked upon a 365-day climbing mission to demonstrate that managing diabetes and rock climbing present similar challenges and to inspire people with diabetes to surmount those challenges.  In this second part of …

Diabetes Supply Costs Rule My Life!

There’s nothing quite like wondering how you’re going to pay for prescriptions.  I find it odd that we usually don’t know what our out-of-pocket cost will be until we’re standing in front of the pharmacy staff and praying that we …

Her Last-Minute Competition Entry Nets This Playwright Professor a $100,000 Grant

It’s late October, 2007, and Prof. Wendy Coleman has just learned about a competition called the Bayer Dream Fund. Coleman, a type 2 who was diagnosed in 2005, has been told that the fund grants a large cash award to …