Complications and Concerns

Diabetic Retinopathy Occurs in Pre-Diabetes

Diabetic retinopathy has been found in nearly 8 percent of pre-diabetic participants in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), according to a report presented today at the American Diabetes Association’s 65th Annual Scientific Sessions. Diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to vision loss, was also seen in 12 percent of participants with type 2 diabetes who developed diabetes during the DPP. No other long-term study has evaluated retinopathy in a population so carefully examined for the presence or development of type 2 diabetes.… Read More Diabetic Retinopathy Occurs in Pre-Diabetes

Blood Glucose Monitoring, Pre-Diabetes FAQs

What is hypoglycemia?

HYPOGLYCEMIA is when blood glucose levels are too low to be healthy or safe for the body. Hypoglycemia occurs when not enough glucose is in the blood stream. When a person has high blood glucose levels it means that their cells, tissues, and organs (including the brain) are not getting the right amount of glucose energy. Excess glucose in the blood stream excreted in urine, or, depending on medications, exercise level, and if a person produces at least some insulin on their own, may be eventually transported to cells.… Read More What is hypoglycemia?

Blood Glucose Monitoring

7 Tips For Getting Accurate Blood Sugar Test Results

Getting an accurate blood sugar (blood glucose) reading is important. The information from your meter can tell you if you are too low (hypoglycemia) and need to eat, or too high (hyperglycemia) and need to call your doctor.

Here are seven tips to help you get the most accurate readings possible with a home diabetes blood glucose test kit.… Read More 7 Tips For Getting Accurate Blood Sugar Test Results