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

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Definition: Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT)

Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) is a term to describe when a person has elevated blood sugar (blood glucose) in response to eating. IGT is diagnosed when blood sugar levels are not normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. IGT is one reason why a person may be diagnosed with pre-diabetes.… Read More Definition: Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT)

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Definition: Hyperinsulinemia

A person who is insulin resistant usually produces higher levels of insulin from the pancreas than is normal or healthy. Over production of insulin (hyperinsulinemia) can aggravate or trigger other health problems including infertility, weight gain, bloating, poor lipid profiles, and hormonal imbalances. Hyperinsulinemia also increases the risk of more serious health problems including… … Read More Definition: Hyperinsulinemia