Category Archives: Blood Glucose Reading

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 …

Type 1 Diabetes: Quick and Easy Does It With New Web-Based Insulin Pump App

Now people with diabetes can display data from their insulin pumps and supported blood glucose maters thanks to the t:connect diabetes management application from Tandem Diabetes that received approval from the Food and Drug Administration in February.

The app, which

A Day in My Life With Insulin-Dependent Diabetes

What’s it really like to have type 1 diabetes?  Every morning I start the day with a finger prick and two insulin injections.  It doesn’t matter if I don’t feel like it.  It doesn’t matter if I’m tired.  There is …

Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: Blood Glucose Reading in 20 Seconds

On April 11, Abbot Laboratories MediSense Products announced that its alternate-site BG-monitoring Sof-Tact is now available.

Granted marketing clearance by the FDA on November 20, 2000, the Sof-Tact is the first monitor to offer lancing, blood collection and BG testing …