Category Archives: High Blood Sugar

Type 1 Diabetes: The Knock Out Boxer

By Rob Cooper

My diabetic educator fired up a video of professional athletes enjoying their chosen sport. A cyclist whizzed down mountainous trails in California with an insulin pump mounted on his hip. A swimmer dove into a pool and …

Helping African Americans F.A.C.E. Their Risk for Diabetes

Diabetes Health publisher Nadia Al-Samarrie  spoke with television and movie actor Anthony Anderson, who has taken a lead role with Eli Lilly & Company’s F.A.C.E. campaign, a diabetes outreach to African Americans. A veteran of more than 20 films, Anthony,

Study Found Blood Sugar Levels Not Affected by Sucralose-sweetened Desserts

While there has been much debate recently about the impact of artificial sweeteners on diabetes, a new study finds that desserts sweetened with sucralose don’t impact blood sugar levels.

Sold on the market as Splenda, sucralose, unlike sugar, is not …

What Type 2s Can Do When Blood Sugar Soars

The emergency condition most type 2s dread is hypoglycemia, where plummeting blood sugar levels can bring on a dangerous semi-conscious state, and even coma or death.

However, hyperglycemia, high-blood sugar levels consistently above 240 mg/dL, can be just as dangerous. …

Things I Wish I Could Have Told Myself as a Newly Diagnosed Teen

The first thing I would have said to that frightened 18-year-old girl back in 1994 is, “It’s not your fault.” You didn’t do anything wrong. You weren’t out breaking mirrors, spitting on leprechauns, or walking under ladders. Your body simply …

Molly Martin, Motocross Racer

Molly Martin is a vibrant and energetic 18-year-old from Texas who’s had type 1 diabetes since the age of two. Five years ago, Molly took up motocross racing. She says, “I love riding motocross—it’s just you and the bike. I …