Category Archives: Test Strips

AskNadia: Leaving One Blood Glucose Strips Out to Test Later

Dear Nadia, This might sound lazy but it gets tiresome to keep on going into a bottle of blood glucose test strips to pull just one strip out. Can I take several blood glucose strips out so that I can test immediately and leave one out for later? Edwin California Dear Edwin: In a word, … Continue reading AskNadia: Leaving One Blood Glucose Strips Out to Test Later

Diabetes Health: Word Puzzle #2 Solution

If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please email puzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add me to your weekly word puzzle list.” If you would like us to create a puzzle for you and our players, send your 8 words to puzzle@diabeteshealth.com and we will post your challenge online. In the subject … Continue reading Diabetes Health: Word Puzzle #2 Solution

Fighting For Test Strips

Recently while I was out shopping with my sister, I tested my blood sugar and found that I had a high reading of 217. Because I had just downed a non-fat pumpkin spice latte and still had active insulin in my bloodstream, I skipped correcting it with an insulin shot and went on trying on … Continue reading Fighting For Test Strips

The New Accu-Chek Nano Blood Glucose Meter

The new Accu-Chek Nano was approved for diabetes patients in January 2012, and distribution of the product began in April. Jennifer Aspy, the director of product marketing and operations, sat down with me at the American Association of Diabetes Educators to talk about the merits of this new medical device. Nadia: Tell me about the … Continue reading The New Accu-Chek Nano Blood Glucose Meter

Imagining the Unimaginable

As I listen to the news of the recent Mega Millions jackpot of over $600 million, my dreams aren’t about fast cars, vast mansions, or plush vacations. My thoughts revolve around my diabetes. How awesome would it be to have the best care that money can buy? I’ve been that person, you know, the one … Continue reading Imagining the Unimaginable

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

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 have enough in our wallet to cover it.  I often feel like a reality show … Continue reading Diabetes Supply Costs Rule My Life!