Tag Archives: blood glucose

Time in Range

Two weeks ago I had the honor of taking part in the Glycemic Outcomes Beyond A1C meeting in DC. There were many smart, well-informed diabetes professionals in the room and it was fascinating to hear their thoughts on this important … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Surgical Site Infections

Hopefully if you or someone you love has diabetes you already know that high blood glucose leads to infection. High blood glucose also contributes to slower healing wounds. If someone with diabetes has surgery, their risk for infection at the … Continue reading

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A1C frequency and glucose stability

This article says that people with type 2 diabetes may be having their A1C checked too often. They say that people whose blood glucose level is stable only need to get their A1C checked once or twice a year, yet many are … Continue reading

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High Fat Low Glucose

Lately I’ve talked to and read about people who’ve eaten fast food and then experienced low blood glucose. This can be confusing and/or frustrating, but it actually makes sense. Fat takes longer to break down in our bodies and doesn’t turn into … Continue reading

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Low Blood Glucose

Has this ever happened to you? You feel symptoms of a low blood glucose (hypoglycemia), you check, and it’s actually not low? This can happen if you are nervous/excited and are experiencing the affects of adrenaline, which can be the … Continue reading

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Butterflies and Blood Sugars

I had no idea what to write about today, when I looked up and saw a butterfly (it’s the photo on this month’s calendar page). Butterflies represent many different things to many different people and cultures. I started thinking about … Continue reading

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Another Happy Blood Glucose

  I had a conversation with a gentleman whose blood glucose was 117 this morning. I got very excited, because this number has huge significance for me, and I decided to share the explanation right here. Bear with me as … Continue reading

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Pregnancy and Type 1 Diabetes

It’s been a long time since I was pregnant, but it’s an experience we never forget. I have a Facebook friend who is currently pregnant. She posted some questions about pregnancy and type 1 diabetes that I wanted to share … Continue reading

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Blood Glucose Monitoring and Type 1 Diabetes

Although the vast majority of the time I blog about topics related to diabetes in general – for people with all types of diabetes – today I’m focusing on type 1 diabetes (autoimmune diabetes). I am trying to catch up … Continue reading

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What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes, once called “juvenile onset” or “insulin-dependent” or “Type I” diabetes, is an autoimmune disorder. The body turns on it itself and attacks the cells in the pancreas (beta cells in the islets of Langerhans) that make insulin. Scientists … Continue reading

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