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How to Properly Read Diabetes Blood Test Results - Proper diabetes control and management entail checking your blood glucose regularly, making sure that it is on the healthy range at all times. This is your way to manage your treatment plan and prevent complications. Extremely low blood glucose level can dampen your ability to think and function normally, while a glucose level that is […]
Diet Recommendations for an Accurate Pregnancy Glucose Test - Being pregnant is a huge feat of physical, emotional, and psychological strength. Every woman who has gone through at least one pregnancy can attest to that, and along with the changes that your body goes through is the risk of developing gestational diabetes. During pregnancy, your body naturally becomes resistant to insulin. This allows for […]
Tips on How to Pass the 3-hour Glucose Tolerance Test - Every year, 2% to 10% of pregnancies in America are affected by gestational diabetes. A serious threat to both the mother and the child’s health, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus can lead to complications such as high blood pressure, obstructed labor, premature birth, and the baby’s increased birthweight. While gestational diabetes usually goes away after giving birth, […]
Diabetes Test Kit Buying Guide - The key to managing diabetes is controlling your blood sugar or blood glucose. In order to avoid complications and reduce the risk of nerve damage, kidney disease, seizures, and blindness, accurate testing must be given due importance. Accurate test results help you adjust your diet, exercise regimen, and treatment plan. This is why you must […]
How to Save Money on Diabetes Test Strips - Glucose test strips are an essential part of managing diabetes. These nifty little strips of plastic and cutting-edge engineering are an important component of keeping your blood sugar levels in check. The total that an average diabetic patient spends on managing their diabetes is over $7,000. Though most of that goes to hospital stays, medical […]
Why Do Diabetic Test Strips Expire? - Monitoring and controlling your diabetic symptoms can cause a huge dent on your budget. A piece of the diabetic test strip can cost up to $2, and if you’re buying a box of 50 at a time, you sure know that the costs add up. Considering how expensive it is to be diabetic, you would […]
Is it Legal to Sell Diabetic Test Strips? - Diabetic test strips are those nifty little strips that tell you how high or low your glucose levels are. Some people may take having them for granted but in some places around the world, those strips can be as valuable to diabetic patients like gold. This is why some diabetic patients sell their unused supplies, […]
Donating Unused Test Strips: A Guide - Diabetes used to be a death sentence until the early 1920s when insulin was discovered. In 2015, diabetes was seventh in the leading cause of deaths in the United States. The cost of diabetes runs in the billions, from diagnosing the disease to medical costs and reduction in productivity by diabetic patients. In particular, the […]
Why Do People Buy Diabetic Test Strips? - Diabetes is one of the most costly diseases. The American Diabetes Association estimated the total costs of diagnosed diabetes to be $327 billion in 2017; 15% of which accounted for anti-diabetic agents and diabetic supplies. Diabetic test strips, for one, can cost up to $2 apiece, and for the uninsured and underinsured, this is a […]
What To Do with Extra Diabetes Supplies You No Longer Need - A 2015 report from CDC shows that there were about 1.5 million new diagnosed cases of diabetes among people ages 18 and older. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US. Access to diabetes medication and testing supplies is relatively easier in a developed country like the United States than poor countries […]